Die Flughafengesellschaft FBB betreibt den Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt (BER) mit seinen drei Terminals. Berlin ist der drittgrößte Flughafenstandort in Deutschland; gemessen an den ankommenden und abfliegenden Passagieren (ohne Umsteiger) sogar der größte. Die Flughäfen Schönefeld und Tegel fertigten im Jahr 2019, vor der Coronavirus-Pandemie, rund 35,65 Millionen Passagiere ab. Für das Jahr 2020 rechnet die Flughafengesellschaft mit insgesamt rund neun Millionen Passagieren.
The airport company Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB) operates Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (BER) with its three terminals. Berlin is the third biggest airport location in Germany and ranks first in terms of origin and destination traffic (not counting connecting passengers). In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic, the airports in Schönefeld and Tegel handled around 35.65 million passengers. For 2020, the airport company expects a total of around nine million passengers.
outstanding. The range of food and beverages on offer caters to the needs and desires of visitors and is impressive both in terms of freshness and quality. The central marketplace presents a diverse and exceptional range of offers to an international audience with an attractive range of regional, national and international brands. Value for money is fair and in line with other inner-city locations. Across an area spanning 20,000 square metres, i. e. the size of two football pitches, approximately 120 spaces will be located past the security checkpoints (airside) and around 30 spaces in the public area (landside). Productivity per square metre of shop space airside is up to four times higher than for shops located in the city centre or shopping centres. A large marketplace forms the centrepiece of the BBI Terminal, where all passengers converge. This differentiates BBI from all other airports in Germany and also from most international airports. This marketplace is both interesting and diverse with good recreational qualities. Here passengers can see the wide range of offers available at a glance. These offers are intended to encour age passengers to shop or grab a bite to eat or drink. The range of Non Aviation offers will project a positive image of BBI. Just like the terminal, with its divid- ed facades and clear, geometric forms, which continue architectural elements ranging from the Prus sian designer Karl Friedrich Schinkel to the Bauhaus style, the range of shops, restaurants and services on offer exude a very special flair. 29
Real Estate Targeted real estate management Harald Siegle, Head of the business segment Real Estate Management at Berlin Airports Those wanting to build a house know how it is: first you need to find the right plot of land and then start construction. Work doesn’t end, however, when the construction work is completed. The building must be maintained and additional costs paid. When apartments are let, rental charges also apply, a caretaker must be hired and other administrative work must be completed. Do you have to go through a similar process for an airport? Yes, the work of Real Estate Management is quite similar, albeit on a grander scale. An airport is like a small city. We invest, buy 30 and secure real estate and property for BBI, structure and manage the property portfolio, manage and run the property commercially, and are project developers and salesmen. In short, Real Estate Management forms the foundation for all airport operations. Is it a money-making business? Real Estate Management is one of the three core business segments of Berlin Airports and is key to increasing revenue. It assumes the role of owner for all corporate real estate, is an internal and external service provider for real estate management tasks and a principal for facility management. Our job is to ensure cost transparency at property level, minimise building operation costs and manage external revenue potential. Real Estate Management is responsible for all profits and losses relating to company property and real estate. What tasks are you faced with in the run-up to BBI opening? Since assuming the role of Head of Real Estate Management in August 2009, we have designed the growth axis for the airport’s own space. We have formed districts, gave them a profile and defined development timelines. Using the terminal as
Berlin Airports Passengers in 2009