The new Capital Airport Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt, in short BER could not be opened due to technical problems and planning errors. The end of 2014, the management wants to name a guaranteed opening date.


Covering 1,470 ha, BER Airport is the largest traffic and infrastructure project in Germany and one of the largest in Europe. The project, which has attracted great public attention, started in 1996, when the three partners (the city of Berlin, the state of Brandenburg and the German federal government) made a consensual decision, laying the foundation for Schönefeld as the chosen site. The ground-breaking ceremony took place in 2006, while the BER terminal roofing ceremony was held in may 2010.


Following the official opening, the BER airport terminal will handle 27 million passengers per year, a capacity which can gradually be increased to 45 million. Even today, the trend seems clear. BER on inter-European point-to-point traffic and selected long-haul connections. It will link Germany’s capital region with the business hubs of the world. In terms of the eastern enlargement of the EU, Berlin will also be a gateway to eastern Europe – even more so than it already is today. Flight times to eastern Europe, Asia and the Pacific region will be up to two hours shorter than services from established hub airports in western Europe.


The new Airport Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt will bring Berlin closer to the rest of the world – and the rest of the world closer to Berlin. The planning and building processes have taken into account the need to offer visitors an authentic taste of what they expect from the metropolitan area of Berlin-Brandenburg at the very gateway to the city: cosmopolitanism, dynamism, modernity and a focus on the future.




The panorama system produces a new, high-resolution 360° picture of the construction site every hour.