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.
HR activities In 2009, work continued on developing a “Professional HR Development” plan to optimally position the company to meet the challenges of the new Capital Airport. In the first quarter of 2009, col lec tive wage negotiations were successfully concluded and a new wage contract was agreed. Under the terms of the new agreement, all employees will receive a bonus based on the company’s profits in 2007; an increase in the basic col lective wage was also agreed. The HR department faced un - scheduled challenges when the subsidiary Facility Management Tempelhof GmbH was wound down. The department succeeded in integrating the large majority of the subsidiary’s employees in Flughafen Berlin-Schoenefeld GmbH. In 2009, as part of the executive development process, a large number of training courses for department managers was held; for the first time, a scheme was also offered for members of the operative management teams. More than 580 employees took part in over 190 training courses and seminars aimed at building methodological, social and specialist skills. As part of the company’s health management programme, a wide range of preventive health classes were offered and the issue of substance abuse at work was addressed. Training With 63 trainees, Berlin Airports is the biggest training provider in the region. In August 2009, 24 young trainees started traineeships at Berlin Airports in eight different vocational fields. 31 young people completed their training, and those with good marks were offered temporary or permanent employment contracts with the company. 37
Environment Green airport As air traffic continues to grow, airports are increasingly faced with the challenge of complying with stringent environmental standards. Berlin Airports has put in place a comprehensive environmental management system to cover the airports Tegel and Schoenefeld, which precisely defines all responsibilities. Management has top-level responsibility for environmental protection. The key objective of environmental protection is to minimise as far as possible the environmental impact of airport operations. Environmental concerns and climate protection have top priority in all areas, from noise reduction to energy policies, waste management and the conservation of rivers, lakes and wetlands. Climate protection As Berlin Airports aims to limit climate gas emissions to an absolute minimum, the company has been performing annual emission audits since 2008 in line with the United Nations’ Greenhouse Gas Protocol. As part of our ongoing drive to improve Berlin Airports’ energy efficiency, we set up the Climate Protection Working Group, which meets regularly to consult on the reduction of harmful climate gas emissions and implement plans of action. The construction of the new Capital Airport BBI in particular will considerably improve Berlin Airports’ carbon footprint. The closure of existing airports, the opening of the new energy efficient airport and the use of alternative sources to generate the power needed will enable us to reduce the carbon emissions 38 generated by infrastructure supplies by 48 per cent, from 74,600 tons per year (2007) to 38,700 tons per year. Aircraft noise Noise protection for residents is a top priority at Berlin Airports. That’s why precise readings are taken of noise exposure at the airports. In accordance with the Air Traffic Noise Control Act of 31 October 2007, the annual exposure to noise is expressed by the equivalent continuous noise level (Leq) for daytime and night time. The six busiest traffic months of the year are used as a reference period. Schoenefeld The annual noise level of the daily equivalent continuous noise level Leq, calculated across all measurement points in accordance with the Air Traffic Noise Control Act, decreased by 1.8 dB(A) over the previous year. In 2009, flight movements increased by 9.8 per cent at Schoenefeld Airport. Compared with this rise in traffic, aircraft noise decreased significantly; this is due to the loud Flight movements in thousand Passengers in millions Annual Leq, daytime [dB(A)] Annual Leq, night time [dB(A)] 2008 58.6 53.2 aircraft demonstrations at the ILA show in 2008. If ILA flights are not included, there was a 0.5 dB(A) rise in the annual Leq across all measurement points. The annual Leq for the night time dropped by 0.3 dB(A); this is due to a 3.6 per cent decrease in the number of night flights. As ILA flights all took place during the day, this value is identical for both cases. Tegel The average equivalent continuous noise level Leq recorded at the measurement points in the vicinity of Tegel Airport remained stable in 2009, despite a 3.1 per cent de crease in traffic [+0.2 dB(A)]. Night time air traffic noise (10 p.m. – 6 a.m.) at Tegel deserves particular attention: with a 7.1 per cent decrease in night time flights, the average equivalent continuous noise level Leq dropped slightly [-0.6 dB(A)]. 2008 excl. ILA 68.8 6.6 56.3 53.2 * Measurement point 7 in Blankenfelde was not in operation for most of 2008; the annual average noise level for 2009 was calculated without data from this measurement point. SXF 2009 75.5 6.8 56.8* 52.9* 2008 161.2 14.5 62.5 53.1 TXL 2009 156.3 14.2 62.7 52.5