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Positioning – where Europe is growing together

Positioning

The capital region lies at the heart of Central Europe and within close proximity to the key growth markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to the outstanding geographic location of Schönefeld and Tegel Airport compared to European rivals, airlines and passengers alike benefit from shorter flying times to Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Berlin is one of the top European city destinations for visitors from all over the world and one of the strongest inbound markets in Europe. Nearly 33 million overnight stays and more than 13.5 million visitors were counted in 2018, putting Berlin in a strong third position after London and Paris.

Schönefeld and Tegel Airport offer an excellent infrastructure. The main East-West and North-South road and rail connections run right through the capital region. For example, European route E30 provides a connection to the growth markets in Eastern Europe and Europe's key railway connections (Rome–Stockholm and Paris–Moscow) intersect at Berlin's main railway station.

Schönefeld and Tegel Airport also offer easy access to the markets of Eastern Germany, Hanover, Hamburg and West Poland. The catchment area of both airports and of the future Berlin Brandenburg Airport is correspondingly large. More than ten million inhabitants can reach the city's airports in less than two hours.

Berlin is already the biggest base for easyJet outside the UK and a key location for Eurowings.

Benefits at a glance

  • Unrivalled geographic location: transfer hub for Northern and Eastern Europe
  • Berlin is a visitor magnet
  • More than 10 million people within catchment
  • A wide range of opportunities for niche and long-haul markets