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.
Compensatory measures The construction of BBI is being accompanied by a wide range of compensatory measures. On average, we are planting three trees for every tree felled and creating replacements for every biotope we are forced to sacrifice for the new airport. All measures are detailed in the planning stipulation decision and will be implemented by Berlin Airports, for example five new parks are planned in Großziethen and Dahlewitz. In 2009, the compensatory measures took on further shape, particularly in the area around the new airport. With the exception of a few small areas yet to be done, reforesting has been completed. All the new trees are being established and nurtured by watering and pruning them; the surrounding green strips and hedgerows will be cut several times a year until they have adapted to the natural local conditions. The planning stipulation decision for the complex compensatory measures in the Zülow lowlands is expected to be handed down in 2010, allowing us to start preparing for implementation. A range of interdependent measures is to be implemented in the 2,500 hectares of lowlands and will result in a discernible improvement in habitat for local flora and fauna. 39
Region The airport – a good neighbour No other infrastructure project will have quite such an impact on the Berlin and Brandenburg region as the expansion of Schoenefeld Airport into the new BBI. The new airport will be the region’s biggest workplace and the key international hub for Germany’s capital and the area around it. As with any project of this magnitude and importance, a certain degree of noise and traffic is unavoidable. An airport cannot simply relocate its facilities to another country – it is firmly rooted in its 40 local area. Against this background, Berlin Airports is committed to doing all it can to ensure that it is a good neighbour to the residents in the areas surrounding the airport. Berlin Airports is fully committed to as sum ing responsibility for the region. Dialogue Forum The Berlin Brandenburg Airport Dialogue Forum, which accompanies the construction work for Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI), is committed to establishing open and transparent communication between the communities and districts and Berlin Airports and its shareholders. The focus of this voluntary process is on finding mutually satisfactory solutions to potential conflicts and balancing the interests of all parties involved. www.dialogforum-bbi.de