Around 20,000 volunteers are being sought to test Berlin Brandenburg Airport before its opening.
Volunteers, who will be required to put airport processes to the test, can register via the website ber-testen.de. The first trial operation is a station evacuation on April 29, 2020. Further testing will take place between June 23 and October 15.
Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, chief executive officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg, said, “The trial operation is an internationally established standard that will help us to open the airport as smoothly as possible. All major users will test the airport systems and core processes. We would be delighted if many Berliners and Brandenburgers were to attend the final rehearsal, help us make improvements and get to know the airport before the opening.”
Volunteers will rehearse a specific departure or arrival scenario. They may also be required to retrieve items from the luggage conveyor, or to take part in a test evacuation of the terminal. Following the tests, volunteers will be expected to provide feedback.