Airport location Berlin-Brandenburg: more than 29.5 million passengers per year
With more than 29.5 million passengers per year, Berlin is Germany’s third-largest airport location. There are currently two airports in Berlin: Schönefeld Airport to the south-east of the city and Tegel Airport to the north-west of the city centre. In order to create the capacities required for the future, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt is currently being built. The airport is scheduled to open in the second half of 2017. All air traffic in Germany’s capital region will be concentrated at Schönefeld. The new airport will be designated the IATA code BER – the three trademark letters of the new airport. BER will secure the air traffic infrastructure for the Berlin-Brandenburg region and thus replace the existing airport system: the first step towards this goal was the closure of Tempelhof Airport on 30 October 2008. The closure of Tegel Airport will follow after the new airport opens.
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