The opening of Berlin’s new air transport hub on 31 October means we have bid a fond farewell to Berlin Tegel (which is now closed). Berlin Schönefeld, meanwhile, has been incorporated into the new airport and rebranded as Brandenburg Terminal 5. The opening of the new airport was marked by the arrival of an easyJet and a Lufthansa aircraft, both of which were welcomed with a water salute in front of Terminal 1.
The new airport is named after the celebrated politician and former German chancellor – Willy Brandt – who was a leading figure in Germany’s unification process. Originally conceived more than three decades ago, the new airport covers a 1,470-hectare site. It has been billed as a state-of-the-art transport hub that will enable greater connectivity to and from Germany. The airport’s modern, energy-efficient terminal building also offers easy access to the centre of Berlin by road. Plus, there’s a direct rail link from the airport to the city centre.
The airport is open 24/7 and Jet A-1 is available here.