After years of planning, Berlin-based airport operator Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (FBB) is on course to open the new Brandenburg hub on October 31st. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic absolutely rocking the aviation industry, the group does not want move the deadline. However, with airlines largely inactive at the moment, could there be an incentive to delay the launch?
FBB chief executive Engelbert Daldrup states that his firm’s income situation has deteriorated sharply in the last three weeks. He says that massive cost savings and operating expense reductions need to be made. Therefore, FBB is heavily scrutinizing all investments, expenses, and appointments. Additionally, reductions in working hours will need to be made.