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A roughly 9,000 m2 market square under construction at Berlin Brandenburg Airport in 2016 (Photo: Flughafen Berlin Brandenurg)

Berlin-Tegel Airport To Close for Two Months Beginning June 15

The shareholders’ meeting for Berlin Brandenburg and Federal Airports (FBB) decided last Wednesday that Berlin-Tegel Airport will close down for a two-month period starting of June 15. As the set date for reopening approaches, the shareholders will make the decision whether to reopen the airport or whether to keep it closed. Due to the collapse in air traffic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided that all traffic for the German capital will be handled by Berlin Schoenefeld,…

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Sets New Opening Date For Next Year

After almost fourteen years of construction and delays, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport is on track to open its gates ten years late on Oct. 31, 2020, the beginning of the 2020 IATA Winter season, The Supervisory Board last week approved the final timetable that should see the first arrivals…

Air Canada Touts Success on Transatlantic Service

Air Canada is enjoying continued and increasing success in its transatlantic routes, particularly to Germany. Canada’s national carrier, including its low-cost variation Air Canada Rouge, has long been riding a wave of profitable years for its flights across the pond. In 2017, revenues on Canada-Germany routes had increased by 17…

EasyJet Welcomes Record Number of Passengers on Busiest Day in…

European ultra-low-cost airline EasyJet welcomed over 330,000 passengers onboard its flights on Friday, September 14, marking the busiest day in the airline’s history. More than 1,900 flights took off across its network. Over half of these customers flew to or from one of EasyJet’s U.K. airports, yet another EasyJet record…

2018 ILA Airshow Berlin Recap

Last week, the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show returned to the Berlin ExpoCentre Airport, located on the southwest corner of the new, yet to open, Brandenburg Airport. Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) saw over 180,000 people visit during the five-day exhibition, which started on Wednesday, April 25 and lasted through…

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Operator Requests €770 Million to Finish Construction

After years of recurring delays, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, the operator of Berlin Brandenburg Airport, has requested an additional €770 Million to finish the airport’s construction by 2020. If the project is completed within the new estimated budget and timeline, the airport will begin operations nine years later than projected…

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Opening Delayed Again

It has become the laughing stock of public works projects across Europe and of the aviation industry in particular: Berlin's Brandenburg Airport. Originally planned in the 1990s and scheduled to open in 2000, the airport's new launch date has been pushed back, yet again, and set for October 2020. This…

EasyJet to Begin Service from Berlin-Tegel Airport Starting in January

EasyJet is set to start operating from Tegel Airport, Berlin's city airport, starting Jan. 5. The British low-cost-carrier announced nineteen routes it would begin operating from Tegel, including fifteen international and four domestic routes. In addition, 25 EasyJet aircraft will be stationed at Tegel, some of them coming from the…

Last Scheduled Air Berlin Flight Lands at Tegel Airport Following…

On Friday, the final Air Berlin flight departed Munich bound for Berlin. The airline had recently declared bankruptcy, causing them to cease operations. The final flight, Air Berlin 6210, was operated by an Airbus A320, departing Munich at 9:35 p.m. and arriving at Berlin's Tegel airport just over an hour…

An Airport to Nowhere: The Curious Case of Berlin Brandenburg

When ground was broken to begin construction of the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) in 2006, it was a signal of intent for a city pushing to reinvent itself. Named after the Nobel Prize-winning former mayor of Berlin and scheduled for completion on October 30, 2011, it…