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Berlin Brandenburg Airport "Willy Brandt" (IATA: BER, ICAO: EDDB, English Berlin Brandenburg Airport) is an international commercial airport located on the southern outskirts of Berlin in Schönefeld, Brandenburg. It is nicknamed Willy Brandt and is to be operated by Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB), in which the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg each hold 37 percent and the federal government 26 percent. At the time of opening, the airport should have a capacity of 40 million passengers per year, as stated in 2012, resulting from the originally planned terminal capacity of 27 million passengers per annum, with the exception of additions, as well as the temporary reuse and extension of the former Schönefelder terminal ] In 2015, for the first time only a maximum of 22 million instead of the planned 27 million passengers was mentioned, which since July 2017 is generally accepted. From 2024 to 2035, extension buildings are planned to handle 58 million passengers a year.It is to replace the airports Schönefeld (whose area it covers partly) and Tegel; The plan approval decision for BER airport stipulates that flight operations at Tegel airport will be discontinued no later than six months after the BER airport is put into service. The groundbreaking ceremony for the largest airport construction site in Europe and one of Germany's largest transport infrastructure projects under construction took place on 5 September 2006.The flight operations should have started in October 2011. However, the appointment has been postponed several times. On 21 January 2017 it was officially announced that an opening of the airport could take place in 2018. However, in an internal draft for a new commissioning roadmap of May 2017, the airport company is more likely to open in 2019 or 2020. Wikipedia
September 15, 2017
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