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BARIG Welcomes Berlin Brandenburg Airport as Newest Partner

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) has today announced that Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) has become their newest partner.  Both organizations will work together to drive innovation and improve processes.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Becomes BARIG's Latest Airline Industry Partner - Courtesy BARIG

On Tuesday (January 30, 2024), the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) welcomed Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) as their latest partner, as both organizations are committed to working together to drive innovation and improve processes.  As such, BARIG is intensifying the exchange with relevant airline industry partners from a wide range of aviation sectors to jointly meet multiple industry challenges.


In Tuesday’s announcement, BARIG’s Chairman and Executive Director, Michael Hoppe, said,

“Well-coordinated processes at airports are essential for reliable air transport operations.  We are therefore delighted to welcome the capital city airport of Berlin Brandenburg as a new partner in our network.  In a constructive exchange, we can drive forward important initiatives and work together on improvements in the interests of the airlines, their passengers, and cargo customers.”

Also commenting on the new aviation industry collaboration, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH’s Chief Executive Officer, Aletta von Massenbach, added,


“At BER, we put great emphasis on innovation in order to offer our customers the best possible service and make maximum use of the airport’s potential.  The most recent example for that is the takeover of responsibility and management of aviation security controls and the associated investment in new screening technology.  We are looking forward to the dialog with BARIG and its international airline representatives.  Together, we want to further advance air traffic for the capital region and eastern Germany.”

As the German capital region’s airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport served approximately 23 million passengers in 2023, most of them traveling on BARIG member airlines.  Starting January 1st, 2024, the airport’s operating company took over passenger and baggage security controls from the German Federal Police, with the goal of further reducing wait times for travelers.  Additionally, BER’s security controls will now be equipped with state-of-the-art CT scanners, which will further simplify and accelerate processes. 

Founded in 1951, Frankfurt am Main-based BARIG (Board of Airline Representatives in Germany e.V.) represents over 100 national and international airlines in the scheduled, charter, low cost and air cargo sectors.  The association works to improve conditions in the aviation industry in Germany and is the key industry contact for politics, authorities, industry and media.



Source: BARIG/Classen Communication

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