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The changing situation of Berlin’s airports

Berlin’s Tegel Airport (TXL) will close on November 8, 2020 as traffic shifts to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

BER is adjacent to Berlin Schönefeld Airport in Schönefeld.

Additionally on October 25, 2020, Schönefeld Airport will become Terminal 5 of BER. Although Terminal 1 of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport will be only be opening on 31st October 2020, the IATA code for the entire airport location will change with the start of the 2020/2021 winter flight schedule. SXF becomes BER.

It may be that passengers flying from Schönefeld in October take off from Schönefeld (SXF), but land at BER as the new code is applicable for all flights as of October 25 (last day of the holidays in Berlin-Brandenburg) going from or to the Schönefeld location. The code ‘BER’ is already in the booking systems of the airlines or stored on booking platforms and will be shown on booking confirmations and tickets. In practice that means: while the city code BER was previously used for all airports in the Berlin-Brandenburg airport location and travelers were able to search for flights from Schönefeld and/or Tegel, the code will be explicitly assigned to the Schönefeld location from October 25, 2020. The three-letter code SXF will disappear.

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Eurowings to fly between Berlin Tegel and Munich

"Hertz 100 - Since 1918" 2019 logo jet

Eurowings starting on May 1, 2019, will be flying from Berlin Tegel to Munich up to four times a day according to Flughafen Berlin Bradenburg.

The first Eurowings aircraft of the day will leave TXL for Munich at 7.00 a.m., the last will arrive in the capital at 9.55 p.m. The flight time is one hour and ten minutes.

Eurowings is thus increasing its range of flights from Berlin.

In the summer of 2019, the airline will fly to 19 destinations in eight countries, including Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Munich.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-ABDU (msn 3516) (Hertz 100 – Since 1918) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 945325.

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Primera Air announces new trans-Atlantic routes from Berlin

Primera Air has announced another new trans-Atlantic destinatination – Berlin.

Flights to New York (JFK), Boston and Toronto will start in June 2019.

New York (JFK) daily starting on June 7, 2019

Boston four days a week starting on June 9, 2019

Toronto (Pearson) three days a week starting on June 10, 2019

All flights will be operated with the new Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 aircraft.

Scoot arrives in Berlin Tegel

Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFJ (msn 37126) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 938983.

Scoot launched its inaugural flight to Berlin (Tegel) on June 20, the first of its four-times-weekly nonstop Singapore-Berlin services.

The capital city of Germany is Scoot’s third long-haul destination after Athens in Greece and Honolulu in the United States, both of which were launched last year.

Scoot’s flight TR734 departed Singapore Changi Airport at about 12.25 am local time and received a traditional water cannon salute upon arriving at Berlin Tegel Airport at approximately 7.20 am local time on June 20.

The aircraft, a widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliner named “Bo Jio”, had carried 311 customers – 95% full.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Scoot): Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFJ (msn 37126) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 938983.

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easyJet starts Berlin Tegel operations

easyJet (easyJet.com) (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZEZ (msn 2360) LIS (Pedro Baptista). Image: 909009.

easyJet on Friday, January 5, 2018 launched its new operations at Berlin (Tegel), partially filling the void left by the demise of Airberlin.

easyJet is adding 19 destinations from TXL including four domestic destination – Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart.

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12 aircraft are now based at TXL.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by easyJet): easyJet (easyJet.com) (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZEZ (msn 2360) LIS (Pedro Baptista). Image: 909009.

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easyJet receives approval for the Airberlin Berlin Tegel acquisition

The first Airbus A320neo, delivered on June 14, 2017

easyJet (UK) issued this statement:

easyJet is pleased to confirm that it has received European Commission approval for its recent agreement to acquire part of Air Berlin’s operations at Berlin Tegel Airport.  The acquisition will result in easyJet operating 25 aircraft from Berlin Tegel Airport. The agreement includes easyJet leasing former Air Berlin aircraft, taking over other assets including slots, and offering employment to Air Berlin flying crews. The Commission has confirmed that there are no competition concerns relating to this agreement and easyJet now expects to complete the transaction in the near future.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHA (msn 7646) (NEO) AMS (Antony J. Best). Image: 938254.

Germania returns to Berlin Tegel

Germania Fluggesellschaft Boeing 737-75B WL D-AGEN (msn 28100) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 923545.

Germania issued this statement on November 1, 2017:

The aircraft with the green and white livery are once again taking off from Berlin-Tegel Airport (below). After a three year absence, the independent German airline Germania has returned to the airport in north Berlin, holding an inaugural flight to Gran Canaria.

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Germania now offers flights from Tegel in addition to Berlin-Schönefeld, giving Berlin’s inhabitants an even greater choice of flights to sunny destinations. The airline will continue to utlilize its hangar on the south side of the city, ensuring quick aircraft maintenance.

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New routes from Tegel include 6 destinations in Egypt, Israel and Spain. In May, another 7 destinations will be added to the schedule, totally 13. Moreover, the Canary Islands, Faro and Madeira/Funchal in Portugal, will be served, along with Marsa Alam in Egypt. Several Greek islands like Kos, Corfu, Crete and Rhodes, will also be included. In addition, Germania will provide a daily connection from summer 2018 to Palma de Mallorca from Berlin-Tegel.

Top Copyright Photo Germania Fluggesellschaft Boeing 737-75B WL D-AGEN (msn 28100) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 923545. (all others by Germania).

 

 

Air Horizont now plans to launch scheduled passenger flights on July 2

Air Horizont (Zaragoza) is a new airline in Spain. The new carrier is planning to now launch scheduled passengers flights to Rome starting on July 2 (delayed from May 14) pending the acquisition of its AOC according to Preferente.com. The airline is also planning to fly to Alicante, Seville and Munich from Zaragoza.

The company was founded by pilots Manuel Sahli and Juan Luis Díez.

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten/AirlinersGallery.com. The first aircraft, the pictured Boeing 737-436 9H-ZAZ (msn 25349), arrives in Berlin (Schoenefeld).

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Germanwings is coming back to Berlin Schonefeld

Germanwings (2nd) (Cologne/Bonn) is coming back to Berlin (Schoenefeld). The low-fare subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group will resume the Cologne/Bonn – Berlin (Schoenefeld) route on October 5. The airline will also serve the Stuttgart – Schoenefeld route starting on October 25. Ryanair has announced it will start a new base at Schoenefeld as we previously reported.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-211 D-AIQM (msn 268) with Wickie, the Viking man (new 3D TV series), approaches the runway at Tenerife Sur.

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Ryanair to make Berlin Schonefeld its 73rd base

Ryanair (Dublin) has announced it will open a new base at Berlin (Schonefeld), its 73rd base, from October with five based Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Ryanair will launch 16 new routes (22 in total) as part of its Berlin Winter 2015 schedule, which will grow Ryanair’s Berlin traffic to 2.6 million customers a year.

16 new routes include: Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Bologna, Bratislava, Brussels, Glasgow, Madrid, Malaga, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Riga, Rome (Ciampino), Venice and Valencia.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8AS EI-EVH (msn 40290) prepares to land at Tenerife Sur.

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