Building Permit Issued for Berlin’s Terminal 2

(Image: Berlin Airports)
(Image: Berlin Airports)

The Dahme-Spreewald county building authority has issued a building permit to Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH for BER Terminal T2 (earlier known as T1E). The building will be erected directly in front of Pier North and is an important component of the BER 2040 masterplan.  Terminal 2 has an annual capacity of six million passengers and will increase the overall capacity of BER to 28 million passengers, on its opening.  Together with Schönefeld Airport (SXF – that will eventually become BER’s Terminal T5), which will be in operation until the end of 2025, the capital city’s airport BER will be able to handle up to 40 million passengers a year.

A condition for the permit’s issue was the decision of the Joint Aviation Authority Berlin-Brandenburg (Gemeinsame Obere Luftfahrtbehörde Berlin-Brandenburg / LuBB) to amend the project approval, which was granted on July 18.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH commented: “The building permit for BER Terminal T2 is an important milestone for us.  As a result, BER will, together with SXF, have sufficient capacity from the start. The visually appealing but completely functionally designed building is the first step in flexibly and interchangeably adapting the airport for its future passenger figures. I thank County Commissioner Loge as well as his colleagues in the Building Authority for the great cooperation. Thanks also go to our associates at LuBB for processing the application for the plan modification.”

Terminal T2 serves as a processor, providing all functions from check-in and baggage claim to security check, service facilities and restaurants.  Passengers will board their aircraft from Pier North which it is connected to via two bridges.

The winning bid for the building contract is expected to be announced before the end of the summer.