EasyJet (UK) (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) is honoring the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) and Willy Brandt (1913-1992) with this special decal on its Airbus A319-111 G-EZEZ (msn 2360). The decals were added in April 2012 but the airport opening has been delayed until next year as reported.
According to Wikipedia, Willy Brandt leader of the German Social Democratic Party of Germany (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, or SPD) from 1964 to 1987, and chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. Willy was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1971 for his efforts to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of the Soviet bloc.
As we have reported, the new Berlin Airport has been delayed in its opening. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, formally known as Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt, is the new international airport for Berlin currently under construction 11 miles south of Berlin, near the current Schönefeld Airport in the former East Berlin. BER is now scheduled to open on March 17, 2013. When BER opens, Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) will close.
Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/Flyingphotos. G-EZEZ departs from Lisbon with the new markings.