easyJet and airport company Berlin Brandenburg sign lease agreement for hangar location

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After 17 years of local commitment, easyJet – the capital region’s home base carrier – is continuing to invest in the Berlin-Brandenburg site and is planning a hangar for the maintenance of its European fleet at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

According to current plans, construction of a dedicated easyJet hangar is to begin in autumn 2021 in close cooperation with airport company Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB). The construction application documents have been submitted and are currently in the approval phase. The carrier plans to carry out more extensive maintenance and servicing work as part of its light base maintenance at the new location.

The hangar will provide space for work on four aircraft at a time, up to the size of the Airbus A321. easyJet had already opened its first line maintenance station outside the U.K. at BER in the summer of 2020. As part of the line maintenance, work is carried out on the aircraft during ongoing operations and directly on the apron. The construction of its own hangar at BER is the next logical step for easyJet to be able to service the BER and European easyJet fleet more comprehensively in the future and thus ensure a smooth maintenance process for the European fleet. 

With a total investment volume for the maintenance station and hangar of approximately €20 million (US23.6 million), easyJet has underlined the strategic importance of the base at the Berlin-Brandenburg site for its own network, creating valuable local jobs, and thus strengthening the economy in the region.

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