Skytanking has refuelled its first airport at Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Germany, marking the official start of operations at the long-delayed new airport.
Skytanking won the refuelling licence for Berlin Brandenburg in 2011, ready for an already-postponed opening date for the airport of June 2012. However, a number of problems, including poor planning, construction errors, and allegations of corruption, meant that the airport finally opened on 31 October 2020, with the arrival of an Easyjet flight from nearby Tegel Airport. The first flight to leave the airport was an Easyjet flight to London, UK on 1 November 2020. The airport covers an area of around 1,400 ha and is designed to handle 46 million passengers annually.
‘Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is the new capital city airport and an important milestone for Skytanking. Although the start of airport operations has been delayed by several years and is now taking place in the middle of the Corona Pandemic, we are quite optimistic about the further development. BER definitely has the potential to develop into a major hub for air traffic to Eastern Europe,’ says Christoph Lindke, managing director for Skytanking in Germany.
Skytanking is now active at six locations in Germany.