Schoenefeld: old runway demolished, final motorway section under construction14.12.2007
“In May 2008 Schoenefeld moves even closer to Berlin,” said Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports. “Our passengers will be able to turn off the motorway and drive straight up to the terminal – we’re literally bringing the airport as close as possible! The new section of motorway shortens the drive from Kurfürstendamm in the city centre to the new BBI from 32 to 25 minutes. We are very pleased that the construction work on the south runway was completed to schedule, as this will enable us to get the final section of the motorway finished within our deadline in May 2008.”
“We would like to thank all the residents of Bohnsdorf for their patience and understanding for the temporary increase in noise due to aircraft taking off and landing on the north runway over the past few months,” continued Dr. Schwarz. “The final landing on this runway – an easyJet aircraft on 27 November 2007 at 22.05 hrs – means that after over 40 years this runway is finally history.”
Rapid exit taxiways for BBI completed
Since 1 December 2007, all flight operations at Schoenefeld have used the south runway.