Closure of the south runway at Schoenefeld

12.10.2007
Berlin Airports will be closing the south runway at Schoenefeld Airport from 15 October 2007 until 26 October 2007, including the weekend and nights.
During the 12-day closure, all air traffic will be rerouted to the old north runway.

Berlin Airports is asking all residents for their understanding with regard to unavoidable noise pollution, especially during the night. The north runway will be closed for good, as planned, at the end of 2007.

In case the north runway is unapproachable due to weather conditions falling below the minima, the supreme aviation authority of Berlin has ruled that the airports Tegel and Tempelhof may be used as alternative runways for landing between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. while Schoenefeld is completely closed. Permission is subject to strict conditions and must be obtained from air traffic control at Tegel. Special authorisation applies to Air Berlin, Condor, Germanwings, EasyJet and UPS. Theoretically, up to six flights per night could be affected.

Contact
Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

+49 30 6091-70100 +49 30 6091-70070