Grand Aviation Weekend in Berlin

24.06.2011
Boeing’s Dreamliner also Coming to the Blick ins Terminal Event / Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Tegel on Saturday and in Schoenefeld on Sunday / Another highlight on the Blick ins Terminal festival programme / Exclusive: Dreamliner’s first visit to Germany – only in Berlin

Modern aviation will dominate the scene in Berlin this coming weekend, when the Boeing test plane, ZA001, the first 787 to be built, will be spending two days in the city at airberlin’s invitation. The airline will be the first in Germany to add the Boeing 767 Dreamliner to its fleet. The 787’s lightning visit to Berlin is the first and so far only one the ultramodern aircraft has paid to Germany.

The airliner is scheduled to arrive in Berlin-Tegel – and on German soil for the first time ever – on Saturday morning. The visitor terrace will be opening at the extra-early time of 6.30am to enable aviation fans to witness this historic event.

On Sunday morning, Schoenefeld is expecting a short visit from the Dreamliner. This means yet another programme highlight for Blick ins Terminal, the all-day family event taking place on Europe’s largest airport construction.

The 787’s key characteristics are its environmental and cost efficiency, cabin comfort and state-of-the-art technology. In fact, the 787’s specific fuel consumption is an impressive 20% lower than that of comparably sized airliners.

Blick ins Terminal – the great construction site festival

A year before the new airport for the capital city region is due to open, the people of Berlin and Brandenburg are invited to come along between 9am and 6pm on Sunday to take a peek inside the terminal of their new airport at Blick ins Terminal. The event will be a great day out for all the family with a colourful and varied programme, especially for children, and, of course, the main attraction – a tour of the new airport’s terminal.

Editor’s note:

There are no parking facilities available at or in the immediate vicinity of the airport! The site can only be reached via the free shuttle buses that will be in operation from S-Bahn stations Altglienicke, Grünau and Schönefeld and from the car park at Waltersdorf shopping centre.
  • Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit will be paying a visit to the event between 11am and 12 noon, when he will be available to members of the press and media.
  • Sturdy shoes are a must for the tour of the terminal.
  • The Infotower at BER and airportworld in Schoenefeld will be closed on the day of the event.

From Sunday: Sign up for trial operation

Berlin Airports is running a campaign titled “People of Berlin and Brandenburg – test your new airport!” to find 10,000 people interested in giving the new airport a thorough once-over. They will act as trial passengers checking in for an ordinary flight, depositing their luggage, making their way through the security check and simulating all the other possible situations that can arise up to takeoff or after landing at the airport. These trial runs will be held between 26 January and 16 May 2012.

Anyone interested in taking part is welcome to register for the trial operation of the new airport at Blick ins Terminal. But it is also possible, of course, to sign up for the trials online at www.berlin-airport.de from 26 June onwards.

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Spokesman Lars Wagner

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Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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Daniel Tolksdorf

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Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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