Just recently – once again – an opening date announced, as new trouble rolls to the breakdown airport Berlin-Brandenburg (BER). The "Bild am Sonntag reported, from a confidential report to the shareholders Berlin, Brandenburg and the federal government from mid-November show that the airport company for the financing plan from 2021 to 2024 requires almost 300 million euros more than previously planned.
According to the template still missing 212 million euros in follow-up costs for the completion of the main terminal. Accordingly, the cost of the building rises to 2.6 billion euros. In addition, there is an additional requirement of around 60 million euros for the 2040 Master Plan.
So far, 508 million euros have been earmarked for the period. Of this, about 400 million euros should be financed by unconditional loans. But there was still no agreement with a bank. According to the latest figures, the airport now needs € 792 million for the period.
As the "Bild am Sonntag" reported, the shareholders reacted angrily on the additional requirements and called on the management to rework. Last Friday, airport chief Engelbert Lütke Daldrup announced to the supervisory board that BER should be opened on 31 October 2020.