Heavy rainfall temporarily affected operations at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport on Friday. Handling had to be suspended for around two hours because cleaning work was required on the apron. In addition, water entered the building.
Again and again, the BER causes a stir due to deficiencies. This time, a large amount of rainwater entered an area where, among other things, the security checks for the staff are carried out through a ventilation shaft. The water should have been at least ankle-high. Possibly not insignificant property damage has occurred, the amount of which has yet to be determined by experts.
Other areas were also badly affected by the rains. For example, the level of water at the taxi rank in front of Terminal 1 and at a supplier car park was so high that they could not be used at times. With regard to the water ingress in Terminal 1, the operating company did not want to confirm or deny this. However, there were water leaks in several buildings, which are said to have been administrative buildings and workshops.
At the same time, there is a completely different problem at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport: many items of luggage from travelers are still stored on the premises of BER. These stayed put for a variety of reasons. A separate team must take care of registering them in order to be able to assign and deliver them. According to the airport company, the "suitcase chaos" has not improved. The airlines would work off the backlog bit by bit. Some workers claim that a significant odor has developed.