Berlin Brandenburg Airport finally close to opening

After close a decade of waiting, Berlin Brandenburg Airport could finally be close to opening.

With construction beginning in 2006, the airport on the edge of the German capital was set to open in 2011.

Designed to accommodate 30 million passengers a year, it has instead been beset by constant delays.

Now, the wait could be over.

German flag-carrier Lufthansa earlier confirmed it will begin its week-long move from Tegel Airport to the new Berlin airport on October 31st.

The last scheduled departure from Tegel, LH1955 from Berlin to Munich, will take off on November 7th.

The Berlin Brandenburg Airport premiere will then take place the next morning at 06:30, as flight LH173 to Frankfurt takes off from the new facility.

“We care about Berlin.

“No one else connects Berlin with the world like we do,” said Harry Hohmeister, chief commercial officer, passenger airlines, for Lufthansa.

“Six Lufthansa Group airlines fly to the German capital – with up to 33,000 passengers a day.

“Some 270 destinations can be reached with only one transfer.

“Berlin is a fascinating and cosmopolitan city that attracts people from all over the world.

“That is why Berlin needs an efficient airport.”

Lufthansa subsidiaries Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines will also commence operations at Berlin Brandenburg Airport on November 8th.

According to current plans, Eurowings will launch its first flight from the new airport on November 4th.

The booking systems of the Lufthansa Group airlines have now been switched over to the new airport.

Customers who book a flight for November 8th or later will see the new ‘BER’ airport as their destination, instead of Tegel.

Passengers who have already booked a flight will be informed and rebooked.

According to current plans, the number of flights and arrival and departure times will remain the same.

Lufthansa said the new airport should alleviate the significant bottlenecks at security that have often been the case at Tegel in recent years.

A centrally organised security checkpoint, modern technology at control lanes and more spacious terminals should make the processes more efficient.

Hohmeister added: “It is important that the modernisation of the airport continues in the future – Berlin Brandenburg Airport has to be competitive, both in terms of quality and costs.”

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