Volunteers will rehearse a specific departure or arrival scenario. They may also be required to retrieve items from the luggage conveyor, or to take part in a test evacuation of the terminal. Following the tests, volunteers will be expected to provide feedback.
Meanwhile, the supervisory board of Berlin Brandenburg Airport recently held a closed meeting to deal with the last steps before the commissioning of the airport. During the two-day meeting, key aspects of future air traffic, including the topic of long-haul connections, were addressed, as well as financial issues, transportation connections and future real estate development. Members of the management boards of the as yet unopened airport’s two most important airline partners, easyJet and Lufthansa, were also present, as was airport association ADV. “They were good, constructive talks. It was important to the supervisory board to deal with the period in which the airport has established itself and is growing, even before it goes into operation,” said Rainer Bretschneider, chairman of the supervisory board. Airport CEO, Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, added that the airport will also face big challenges after its opening, as the infrastructure must grow with the rising number of passengers, and the processes at the airport must continue to become more efficient. Daldrup stressed that Brandenburg has the potential to become a successful airport, and the supervisory board has a clear idea of what needs to be done to achieve this.