New Berlin Airport to Connect High-Tech Eastern Germany With Asia

By Germany Trade And Invest, PRNE
Saturday, February 19, 2011

BERLIN and NEW DELHI, February 21, 2011 - Berlin's new airport, opening in June 2012, comes at a time
when the capital region is facing record numbers of business travelers and
tourists. And with Germany Trade & Invest witnessing increased investor
interest from Asia - especially in Germany's high-tech regions of Eastern
- the airport will provide increased capacity and decreased travel
times to Asian destinations.

Thanks to the upswing in investor interest from Asia, Germany
Trade & Invest is introducing Eastern Germany's latest asset to companies
across the continent. On February 22, Indian investors in New Delhi will
receive a preview of the Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI). The
passenger hub is Europe's largest new airport under construction and will
have a capacity of 27 million passengers when it opens, including an
expansion option to handle 45 million passengers annually. Travel times will
be up to one hour shorter to Asian destinations compared with other European

Twenty years after German reunification, Eastern Germany has
become a cluster for a number of future industries, including the renewable
energy, semiconductor, and automotive industries.

Michael Pfeiffer, Chief Executive of Germany Trade & Invest:
"Berlin Brandenburg International Airport strengthens Eastern Germany's
attractiveness as a high-tech business location. The airport further improves
the already excellent infrastructure in the region and adds a new modern
gateway to the entire world."

Indian FDI stocks in Germany have nearly quadrupled since
2005. Almost half of all new investment projects are in the information
technology (IT) industry, including software and communications. Germany is
Europe's largest market for high-tech goods and services.

Germany Trade & Invest's road show will continue to Pune on
February 24 and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 28 before stopping in
Singapore, Taipei and Beijing in May.

Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward
investment promotion agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The
organization advises foreign companies looking to expand their business
activities in the German market. It provides information on foreign trade to
German companies that seek to enter foreign markets.

    Germany Trade & Invest
    Andreas Bilfinger
    T: +49(0)30-200099-173
    F: +49(0)30-200099-111

Germany Trade & Invest, Andreas Bilfinger, Email: andreas.bilfinger at, T: +49(0)30-200099-173, F: +49(0)30-200099-111

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