Euro 300 million financial gap: Berlin's airports in need of money

In the Corona-crisis have been added for the airport company Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB) in addition to the planned capital city airport BER, other large construct

Euro 300 million financial gap: Berlin's airports in need of money

In the Corona-crisis have been added for the airport company Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB) in addition to the planned capital city airport BER, other large construction sites. Although the flight recovers to the two sites Schönefeld and Tegel, in the meantime again. However, because the tourist traffic was in the meantime came almost to a Halt, has opened up a financial gap of around 300 million euros. The year-long delays, the BER and the associated costs and revenue losses would have made all of the buffer destroyed, said Airport CEO Engelbert Lütke Daldrup on Friday after a meeting of the Supervisory Board.

Now, the company needs to save stark in the case of investments and also the staff. A majority of the employees have been working in short-time work. New hires are suspended until Further notice. This also applies to important Items such as the vacant position of chief technician.

removal could be said to follow

Actually, the Supervisory Board should decide on Friday about the personnel, the draft resolution had been withdrawn, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Rainer Bretschneider on the connection. "As a result of the austerity programme in the area of investment and staff, all new hires are put to the test," said the airport in the evening to notice. "Therefore, the vacant line of construction and engineering will not be filled." Since the end of may, the Post is vacant because the previous Controller, Carsten Wilmsen, had taken not even two years his hat.

But the crisis could also have a job at the airport will result in removal. "We want to avoid compulsory redundancies, but we have to get down the cost," said Lütke Daldrup. With the collective bargaining partners should be thus talked about retirement, or other solutions. In what size order may need to be saved, he left it open.

a Few hours before, the ground service provider Wisag had announced that around half of the 1500 at the Berlin-based, due to the crisis, stress. "I hope that for all the socially-acceptable solutions to be found," said Lütke Daldrup, the measure. "We value the fact that the ground transport services that are due at the airport the Airlines, to take place also."

Smoking triggers fire detector

in view of the financial problems the good news advanced on Friday in the Background: With the planned commissioning of the BER at the end of October on progress. For some time already, the main terminal is completed. Since this week, the samples with volunteer extras to run there.

Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 01:19

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