For the judge of the Higher Administrative Court, the legal situation is clear: Nobody got into debt with the expansion of Hamburg Airport. At the beginning of last year, the Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation (BUND) had doubts about this matter - and therefore sued.
Specifically, this court hearing was about the question of whether a building project can still be implemented according to the old plans after more than 20 years. A terminal has already been completed, but due to the legal dispute it cannot yet be put into operation Abendblatt.de reported.
We are all the more pleased with the verdict. “At no time did we have any doubts about the legality,” said Senator for Economic Affairs Michael Westhagemann. “Otherwise a building permit would never have been issued. From our point of view, that was clear from the start. " The joy is only short-lived. Because the commissioning of the hall could be postponed further in view of the corona pandemic.