Berlin Airports dismiss CEO

first_imgGermany’s Berlin Airports chief executive has been dismissed, following a personnel reshuffle by the airport operator’s supervisory board.Newly elected chairman of the supervisory board, Brandenburg state governor Matthias Platzeck, said directors decided at a meeting Wednesday to dismiss chief executive Rainer Schwarz with immediate effect, the Centre for Aviation reported.“The supervisory board meeting today demonstrated the common will of the three shareholders, the German government, Berlin and Brandenburg, to haul the company back out of the deep water it is currently in: we are all pulling together,” Mr Platzeck said.“Over the coming months, we aim to put complete our appraisal of the situation at Berlin Brandenburg Airport the most important project for the future of eastern Germany, so that we can then establish a realistic and reliable schedule for the successful completion of all outstanding work on the airport through to its opening.”Officials said the new airport, which has suffered numerous delays in the past, would not open in October this year, as planners and builders are struggling with technical problems, including a complex fire safety system.Airport planning chief Horst Amann said the airport was unlikely to be ready for business next year, “perhaps rather 2015,” ZDF television reported.Berlin Brandenburg Airport was originally scheduled to open in late 2011. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Management overhaul following airport opening delays.last_img

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