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A water cannon salute for the last departure from Tegel. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Danke Tegel: End of an Era for Long-Time Berlin Airport

Sunday, Nov. 8 marked the end of an era in Berlin, Germany, as Tegel Airport, the main airport which has represented the capital for decades, came to a close after more than 70 years of operation. The closure was confirmed following years of delays to the opening of the new airport to the south of the city, Brandenburg Airport, which would emerge as the one main airport serving the city. Replacing not only Tegel but also Tempelhof, an airport that…

Bidding for Hearts: A Look at the Air Berlin Auction

The remains of recently failed airline Air Berlin are now being auctioned off. The fleet has long been sold off to Lufthansa and Easyjet, but everything that was inside the planes is now up for grabs. This includes seats, galley carts, blankets, amenity kits, and of course, the famous Air…

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…