Berlin Brandenburg's operator FBB has received a building permit for an additional terminal at the still-to-open airport.

FBB says that the T2 terminal – previously dubbed T1E – will be erected directly in front of the north pier and is "an important component of the BER 2040 masterplan".

After multiple delays, Brandenburg is scheduled to open in October 2020. Earlier this month, FBB gave summer 2020 as a timeframe for completion of T2's construction, while confirming an increase to the budget for the project, and said that a date of commissioning would be determined in 2019.

With an annual throughput capacity of six million passengers, T2 will increase Brandenburg's overall capacity to 28 million on opening, says the airport operator.

Together with Schonefeld – set to become the new airport's T5 terminal, and to operate until the end of 2025 – Brandenburg will have capacity for 40 million passengers per annum.

FBB chief executive Engelbert Lutke Daldrup states that, as a result of the building permit's issuance, "BER will, together with SXF, have sufficient capacity from the start".

The contract to build T2 will be awarded "during the summer", the operator indicates.

Patrick Muller joined FBB as head of operations earlier this month. "In addition to the opening of BER in October 2020 with operational commissioning and trial operation, Muller's main task will be to maintain good flight operations in Tegel and Schonefeld," noted Lutke Daldrup.

In the same 16 July statement he highlighted "further progress with the completion of construction work" at the new airport, which was "on schedule with corrective measures and ongoing expert inspections".

Source: Cirium Dashboard