Friday, August 17, 2012

Evaluation of opening date on-going for Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Neelam Mathews
Aug 17, 2012

In a meeting held on Aug 16, the supervisory board of Berlin Brandenburg Airport discussed the next steps with regard to the completion of the new airport Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt. Key topics were a decision concerning noise protection for local residents as well as the time and cost management for the airport, says a statement.

Horst Amann, the new COO is currently evaluating the planned opening date of 17 March 2013. “We expect to have clarity with regard to the opening date by the next supervisory board meeting in mid-September, “ he said.

”Today the supervisory board of our company has taken a key decision concerning the noise protection of local residents,” said Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports. The request for clarification that was lodged with the Infrastructure Ministry of Brandenburg will be withdrawn, " said Schwarz. This request for clarification aimed to establish that a particular noise threshold could be exceeded up to six times a day.  

“We will intensify our efforts concerning noise protection measures in the coming months. Our noise protection team will be strengthened and consultation times for residents will be extended. We will also establish a new information centre at Schönefeld Airport."

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