Flight operations in Schoenefeld and Tegel: The start of EURO 201208.06.2012
For the start of the European Football Championship in Poland and Ukraine the airport operating company is not anticipating additional flights, but the existing flights are expected to be fuller. The start of EURO 2012 will be a new capacity test for Tegel. The first few days after Berlin Brandenburg Airport was scheduled to open have passed largely uneventfully and without major problems: there were no significant disruptions and no flights were cancelled due to the operating conditions.
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “We have managed to cope well in the first few days and would like to warmly thank our partners, the airlines, service companies, the authorities and our own staff for their support in this exceptional situation. We know this is not something that can be taken for granted. And we also know that the true challenges still lie ahead of us with the summer holiday traffic and winter operations.”
Public Viewing screens in Tegel Airport: EURO 2012 live for passengers
Passengers who use Tegel Airport during the EURO 2012 championships will be able to watch live football while they wait. There will be 21 screens in the waiting areas around the gates, all showing the matches of the European Football Championships live. In terminals A, B and D all 30 of the matches broadcast by ARD and ZDF will be shown, and all games will be screened with sound. The opening match, Poland – Greece, will be screened on Friday, 8 June, at 5pm. The final will be shown on 1 July from 7.30pm.
Service information for passengers
The airport operating company apologises for any inconvenience caused by the current situation at Schoenefeld and Tegel: please allow extra time – particularly if you are travelling through Tegel – to get to the airport, check in and pass through security.
Passengers should contact the airport’s call centre if they have any questions: +49 1805 000186 (landline 14 ct/min; max. 42 ct/min for calls from German mobile networks). Additionally, the latest information and regular updates, can be found on the website at www.berlin-airport.de and on the preview of the new website at http://preview.berlin-airport.de.
The airport operating company deeply regrets any inconvenience caused by the postponed opening of the new airport.