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BER Airport finally opens in two months

Johanna Koyser
29.08.2020
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BER Airport has been a problem child of German aviation for almost a decade. Announced as the new hub of the German capital Berlin, the project has been making headlines again and again in recent years. Repeatedly, the opening of BER has been postponed, although it was initially planned for 2011. But now, the complex is finally to be infused with aviation life. Because on October 31st the first landings are finally firmly scheduled.

Even though BER will not hold a spectacular opening ceremony, certainly due to the corona crisis, the plan for October 31 sounds exciting. At the same time, two planes, from Lufthansa and Easyjet, are scheduled to land on the two runways. The very next day, Easyjet will take off from the capital’s airport BER with its first passenger flights. So it seems that there will finally be an end to the seemingly endless construction phase of the airport. However, an early opening of the airport is also necessary, since Tegel Airport is scheduled to close on November 8th. All flights to and from Berlin will then be handled at BER. 

The other Berlin airport Schoenefeld will also be connected to the BER. As of October 25, it will become Terminal 5 of BER. We at WingMag hope that everything goes according to plan and we are looking forward to visiting a new large airport in Germany soon. 

Picture © Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH / Günter Wicker

by Johanna Koyser

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