12 | Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH Real estate location and Master Plan View to the north from the tower over apron E BER 2040 Master Plan With the BER 2040 Master Plan, presented at the end of 2017, FBB set the mission statement for the future infrastructural and urban development of BER and outlined the future requirements for passenger facilities, flight operation areas, buildings necessary for operations, media and traffic development as well as land-side real estate development. Urgent short-term measures defined in advance were validated and integrated into the expansion strategy.
Real estate location and Master Plan | 13 Optimisation of operations in Schönefeld for future double-roof operation On 31 October 2020, Schönefeld Airport will continue to operate as Terminal T5 of the new airport in the coming years to supplement the facilities developed in the Midfield in what will be known as double-roof operation. In order to ensure smooth operations in both system areas and to absorb the passenger volume expected in the long term, a large number of projects are being implemented. These infrastructural building and civil engineering projects are combined in the so-called FBB expansion programme. After a construction period of around ten months, Pier 3a, a building part of the future Terminal T5, was put back into operation in November 2019. The two-story building with a gross floor area of 4,000 square meters was completely rebuilt. The reorganisation of Schengen and non-Schengen traffic also improved operational processes. In addition, construction work begun in Terminals A, B and D (now L, K and M) to modernise and optimise baggage and passenger logistics was continued. The expansion of the flight operation areas, including apron 3b and taxiways K5/K6, was completed in 2019. The measures will be continued in 2020 and, in particular, the designation system will be harmonised with the Midfield terminal facilities. The planning of new buildings necessary for operations, especially for ground handling services in the northern part of BER, has been completed, meaning that the start of construction in 2020 is secured. The new government terminal with the completely renewed Apron 1 was completed and will be handed over to the Federal Government in the fourth quarter of 2020. This is where the Federal Government and international guests of state will take off and land when BER starts operating. In preparation for the future handover of parts of Schönefeld to the Federal Government, work has begun on measures to relocate lines and taxiway infrastructure. After a construction period of around ten months, Pier 3a, a building part of the future Terminal T5, was put back into operation in November 2019. After the conversion, Pier 3a will have spacious open waiting areas with a total of nine gates.