Showing posts with label Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Show all posts

05 February, 2024

BARIG welcomes Capital City Airport Berlin Brandenburg as new partner

Working together to drive innovation and improve processes


With Berlin Brandenburg Airport, BARIG (Board of Airline Representatives in Germany) welcomes another airport in its partner portfolio. In this context, the association of airlines operating in Germany is intensifying the exchange with relevant system partners from a wide range of aviation sectors to jointly meet the manifold challenges of the industry. 

“Well-coordinated processes at airports are essential for reliable air transport operations,” Michael Hoppe, BARIG Chairman and Executive Director, emphasizes. “We are therefore delighted to welcome the capital city airport of Berlin Brandenburg as a new partner in our network. In a constructive exchange, we can drive forward important initiatives and work together on improvements in the interests of the airlines, their passengers, and cargo customers.” 

As the airport for the German capital region, Berlin Brandenburg Airport registered around 23 million passengers last year, most of them being transported by BARIG member airlines. Since January 1, 2024, the airport’s operating company has taken over passenger and baggage security controls at BER from the Federal Police. The aim is to further reduce waiting times for travellers. In addition, the airport’s security controls will be equipped with highly advanced CT scanners, which will further simplify and accelerate processes. 

Aletta von Massenbach, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH highlights: “At BER, we put great emphasis on innovation in order to offer our customers the best possible service and make maximum use of the airport’s potential. The most recent example for that is the takeover of responsibility and management of aviation security controls and the associated investment in new screening technology. We are looking forward to the dialogue with BARIG and its international airline representatives. Together, we want to further advance air traffic for the capital region and eastern Germany.”

12 January, 2023

easyJet opens maintenance hangar at Berlin-Brandenburg airport

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has opened a new purpose built 4 bay hangar facility at Berlin-Brandenburg airport
The airline's European, Austrian-registered, fleet comprised of 135 aircraft will all be maintained at the first continental maintenance facility
The hangar opening represents a 20 million Euro investment in the Berlin-Brandenburg region and is a clear commitment to the airline's ongoing presence in Berlin/Brandenburg 
easyJet, Flughafengesellschaft Berlin Brandenburg (FBB) and the Brandenburg state government celebrated the opening of the easyJet maintenance hangar at Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (BER) with a joint opening ceremony on Wednesday, 10 January. The ceremony was hosted by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Steinbach, Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy of the State of Brandenburg, Aletta von Massenbach, Chairwoman of the Management Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, and Thomas Haagensen, Group Markets Director at easyJet and Managing Director of easyJet Europe.

The new hangar, which started construction in September 2021, will provide easyJet with the capacity needed to ensure it can operate in the most efficient, safe and competitive way. The project was supported by the Wirtschaftsförderung Brandenburg as well as easyJet's chosen partner MRO Facilities, who managed the design and construction to deliver market leading operational performance.

The maintenance hangar was built in accordance with the German Building Energy Act Gebäudeenergiegesetz, GEG) and as such meets the requirements for energy-efficient construction in the EU. More than 100 easyJet employees will be responsible at the new facility in BER for the supervision and management of aircraft maintenance activities of the easyJet Europe-fleet, which currently comprises 135 aircraft (incl. 8 A320neo and 5 A321neo). This will further improve the efficiency of operational processes and save maintenance costs in the long term. easyJet continues to operate its aircraft as efficiently as possible, being one of the largest single brand operators of A320neo family aircraft in Europe and is always looking for further efficiency improvements to reduce fuel burn and therefore carbon emissions.

Captain David Morgan, easyJet’s COO, said: 

“The opening of the maintenance hangar is a great milestone to start the year with.  We would like to thank our partners for their support in carrying out this ambitious project and we look forward to returning one of the first aircraft maintained here today back into our operation. The NEO aircraft is equipped with the latest Descent Profile Optimisation (DPO) technology which is one of the ways we can achieve substantial and permanent carbon emission reductions by enabling the most efficient descents.

So now our maintenance operations here at BER can get underway and we look forward to welcoming many more aircraft from our modern easyJet Europe fleet in the coming years as we continue to renew the fleet, with the ultimate ambition to transition our fleet to zero carbon emission aircraft.”

08 November, 2020

Air France moves to the new Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt airport as the Iconic Tegel closes the chapter on its aeronautical operations

From today, 8 November 2020, Air France has started operating flights to the brand new Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt International Airport (BER). The first to use the new airport for the carrier was Flight AF1434 operated by an Airbus A319, which took off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle around 7:30 a.m., with a scheduled arrival in Berlin at 9:10 a.m. (local time).

At Berlin-Brandenburg, the airline’s customers will be welcomed at Terminal 1. Eligible passengers will have access to Skypriority, the airline’s service offering priority check-in, boarding and baggage delivery on arrival. They will also have access to the airport’s lounges.

This winter, customers will have access to up to 5 flights between the two airports, linking Berlin to the Air France hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle which operates flights to close to 170 destinations worldwide.

24 July, 2020

Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) to open 31 October 2020

For the opening of the (BER), the corporate communications department of the airport company is offering numerous media reporting opportunities between 25 October and 8 November.

With the opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport BER Airport, all air traffic in the German capital region will be concentrated in one location. Berlin is a tourist magnet, a political centre, and a trade fair city. Brandenburg is an up-and-coming economic region with global players such as Tesla and attracts holidaymakers from around the world with sights such as the Sanssouci Palace. The new airport location is thus an important hub for linking the strong economic and tourism region to more than 150 destinations worldwide.

In the period between 25 October and 8 November, there will be multiple press events surrounding the opening of BER Airport and the closure of Tegel Airport, which is rich in traditions. Trial operations at the new airport, the move from Tegel to BER, the start of airline flight operations and the reactions of passengers to the new terminal are other potential topics. In addition, we will also give you the opportunity to report on partners from all areas of the airport, such as gastronomy and shopping, airport services and mobility.

Look out for more details coming soon!

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