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.
In terms of contract values, 62 % of all of the construction contract awards have gone to companies in the region. 1,000 days BBI construction work The Berlin Airports celebrated 1,000 days of construction work on the future Capital Airport BBI, 1,000 days in which much has happened on Europe’s largest airport construction site. During the week from 1 to 7 June 2009, the general public was given the opportunity to view the progress at the construction site with their own eyes. Whether a children’s party, construction site tours based on various themes or other events and activities – the general public came in large numbers to join the celebration. Handover of the railway station shell to Deutsche Bahn AG The Berlin Airports officially handed over the first shell section of the underground rail connections to Deutsche Bahn AG on 24 July 2009. Work on the interior and on the railway technical equipment started then. About 150,000 cubic metres of concrete and just under 16,000 tonnes of concrete steel were used for the construction of the 1.3-kilometre-long section. Drinking water, waste water and electricity On 15/05/2009, the topping-out ceremony for the three new power centres being constructed on the BBI premises by E.ON edis was celebrated in the presence of a large group of guests from the worlds of politics and business. State-of-the-art buildings and plants from which the new Capital Airport BBI will obtain its heating, air-conditioning, block heat and power plant (BHKW) electricity and emergency power in the future are rising into the sky here. From the standpoint of the Sewage and Drinking Water Association of the Mark (MAWV), the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport could have been operating flights since 13 October. This was the day that the gate valve for the connecting main providing drinking water to the future BBI terminal was opened. In November, the Capital Airport BBI received its state-of-the-art waste water management. Varying according to load, waste water will be drained away or treated on the site or in a treatment plant. When the switch was thrown to turn on the 110/20-kilovolt transformer station on 2 December 2009, the future Capital Airport BBI was connected to the public electric power network. The airport trans former station was built within a year by Siemens AG (Siemens Germany Energy Sector) and handed over on time. Topping-off ceremony for the DFS Tower The Berlin Airports, in association with DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, celebrated the topping-off for the new control tower at the future Berlin Brandenburg International BBI Airport on 3 November 2009. At a height of 72 metres, the BBI tower will be Germany’s second-highest control tower. The completion of the construction is planned for September 2010; operations will begin in the third quarter of 2011. After complet ion, current forecasts expect that the tower will issue ap proval for take-offs and landings of 250,000 aircraft a year, an average of 700 daily. First tenants for the shopping and restaurant areas The Berlin Airports have selected Gebr. Heinemann KG to be the operator of the duty-free/duty-paid shops at the Capital Airport BBI. The Hamburg trading company won out in the competition against a number of international bidders. The Heinemann concept is based on carrying an extensive line of regional products so that passengers will be able to select from a broad range of items from Berlin and Brandenburg. Passengers will be able to shop on a total area of 3,000 square metres. 5. Financial Position The liquidity of FBS has been assured long-term by the conclusion of the BBI long-term financing agreement in 2009. The contracts include the following points: • Credit line of the European Investment Bank of ¤ 400 million and a term up to the year 2034 • Credit line of the European Investment Bank of ¤ 600 million and a term until the years 2034/35 • Credit line of ¤ 1,400 million and a term up to the year 2019 of a bank syndicate comprising: - Berliner Volksbank (¤ 70 million) - DZ Bank (¤ 100 million) - Investitionsbank Berlin (¤ 310 million) - Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (¤ 310 million) - KfW IPEX Bank (¤ 310 million) - Landesbank Berlin LBB (¤ 150 million) - Norddeutsche Landesbank (¤ 150 million) • Three guarantees from the GBS shareholders covering 100 % of the above-mentioned loans upon first request. The guaranteed sums of each guarantee correspond to the ratio of the holdings of the shareholders (national government 26 %, Berlin and Brandenburg 37 % each). FBS pays a guarantee fee appropriate to the risk for the three guarantees. The contracts are in conformity with the approval of the EU Commission for the guarantees. This approval was granted on 13 May 2009 and published on 30 June 2009; no legal objection had been raised as of 30 September 2009. It is consequently legally final. 67
As of the end of 2009, ¤ 450 million of these credit lines had been utilised. The long-term planning includes in addition the arrangement of a financial lease of up to ¤ 240 million with FBS as the lessee for the financing of the construction and commissioning of the following buildings in the vicinity of the BBI: • Car parks in the Airport City • Car park close to the terminal, south of the Main Pier • Car hire centre • Building(s) for ground traffic service providers • Building(s) for security service providers The arrangements for this financial lease are expected to be concluded by the first quarter of 2010. A structured procedure for the arrangement of this financial lease is currently in progress. In addition, FBS has at its disposal revolving credit facilities totalling ¤ 25 million (¤ 20 million with the Commerzbank, ¤ 5 million with the HVB). These credit facilities were utilised as of the end of 2009 to pay sureties of ¤ 9 million to guar antee the subsidies pursuant to the Joint Agreement for the Improvement of Regional Economic Structures (GA) for the investments in the transport development of the Business Park Berlin. The FBS investments for the BBI have also been financed from shareholders' funds. The funds made available in 2009 in the amount of ¤ 49.0 million have been allocated in full to the capital surplus. 6. Assets and Liabilities The overview below provides a comparison with the previous year of the assets and liabilities determined according to business principles: 68 The increase in assets results primarily from the additions for the realisation of the BBI (¤ 489.1 million). They have counterparts in the corresponding disposals of assets and higher write-offs at the sites Schoenefeld and Tegel. The higher inventories in comparison with the previous year are a result of the rise in uninvoiced services, primarily services performed for the railway connection BBI. The plots of land in the area BBI Business Park Berlin (previously Baufeld-Ost) from the previous years continue to be recognised without change in the current assets. The value in the balance sheet was determined on the assumption of future development and exploitation as a commercial area. The book value has been reduced by ¤ 18,582k because of the sale of areas and amounts to ¤ 30,029k in the fiscal year after capitalisation of the ancillary acquisition costs. The changes in shareholders’ equity result in part from cash contributions of shareholders (¤ 49,000k) for investments for the BBI, which have been allocated to the reserves, and in part from the changed disclosure of the difference on the liabilities side from the capital consolidation. This difference results from the difference between the BFG participation value in FBS and the shareholders’ equity of the BFG at the time of the initial consolidation as per 1 January 2003. The long-term liabilities include, in addition to liabilities due to banks (¤ 450 million), payments received on account (¤ 16.0 million), and provisions for partial retirement and pension commitments (¤ 25.8 million) as well as for the person nel concept TransFair BBI (¤ 5.2 million). 31/12/2009 31/12/2008 Change ¤k % ¤k % ¤k % Assets Fixed assets 1,523,588 80.6 1,080,291 80.4 443,297 41.0 Inventories Short-term receivables and 199,192 10.5 117,870 8.8 81,322 69.0 other assets 37,564 2.0 35,659 2.7 1,905 5.3 Long-term receivables 8,498 0.4 0 0.0 8,498 - Business Park Berlin 30,029 1.6 41,888 3.1 -11,859 -28.3 Cash 75,215 4.0 66,413 4.9 8,802 13.3 Other assets 17,583 0.9 1,953 0.1 15,630 800.4 1,891,669 100.0 1,344,074 100.0 547,595 40.7 Capital Shareholders’ equity 967,236 51.1 896,180 66.7 49,862 5.6 Difference from capital consolidation 0 0.0 21,194 1.6 0 0.0 Special accounts 42,062 2.2 27,834 2.1 14,228 51.1 Long-term liabilities 519,787 27.5 211,403 15.7 308,384 145.9 Short-term liabilities 362,584 19.2 187,463 13.9 175,121 93.4 1,891,669 100.0 1,344,074 100.0 547,595 40.7
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