With a delay of only 9 years, a big transition is finally going to happen in the German capital. With new BER airport finally opening in the south of the city, a long story of failure and exploding costs will (hopefully) finally come to an end and BER airport will open as the new and only airport of Berlin. This also means the end for legendary, yet aged and undersized, Tegel Airport. During the Weekend of the 7th and 8th November we will celebrate the opening of the new airport and say farewell to the old one on its final day of operation.
Hello, BER! - Saturday Hub
Date: November 7, 2020
Hub: EDDB/BER “Berlin Brandenburg International Airport ‘Willy Brandt’”
Description: November 7 will be the day when most airlines serving Berlin will move their operations to BER airport. Choose from the airlines serving Berlin and fly in and out to and from a wide range of international destinations.
ATC Coverage: IFATC will open airports from the BER destination list below.
|Amsterdam (EHAM)||KLM||Boeing 737||Terminal 1|
|Athens (LGAV)||Eurowings||Airbus A320||Terminal 1|
|Athens (LGAV)||Aegean Airlines||Airbus A320||Terminal 1|
|Barcelona (LEBL)||Vueling||Airbus A320||Terminal 1|
|Brussels (EBBR)||Brussels Airlines||Airbus A319||Terminal 1|
|Dublin (EIDW)||Aer Lingus||Airbus A320||Terminal 5|
|Doha (OTHH)||Qatar Airways||Boeing 777/787||Terminal 1|
|Frankfurt (EDDF)||Lufthansa||Airbus A320||Terminal 1|
|Helsinki (EFHK)||Finnair||Airbus A321||Terminal 1|
|Istanbul (LTFM)||Turkish Airlines||Airbus A321||Terminal 1|
|Lisbon (LPPT)||TAP Portugal||Airbus A320||Terminal 1|
|London Heathrow (EGLL)||British Airways||Airbus A319||Terminal 1|
|London Stansted (EGSS)||Easyjet||Airbus A320||Terminal 1|
|Luxembourg (ELLX)||Luxair||Bombardier Dash 8 Q400||Terminal 1|
|Madrid (LEMD)||Iberia (Air Nostrum)||CRJ 1000||Terminal 1|
|Munich (EDDM)||Lufthansa||Airbus A320||Terminal 1|
|Palma de Mallorca (LEPA)||Ryanair||Boeing 737||Terminal 5|
|Paris (LFPG)||Air France||Airbus A318||Terminal 1|
|Reykjavík (BIKF)||Icelandair||Boeing 757||Terminal 1|
|Riga (EVRA)||airbaltic||Bombardier Dash 8 Q400||Terminal 5|
|Rome (LIRF)||Alitalia||Airbus A321||Terminal 1|
|Stockholm (ESSA)||SAS||Airbus A320||Terminal 1|
|Vienna (LOWW)||Austrian Airlines||Bombardier Dash 8 Q400||Terminal 1|
|Zurich (LSZH)||Swiss||Airbus A319||Terminal 1|
BER Airport Map for orientation
Bye Bye, Tegel! - Sunday Flyout
Date: November 8, 2020
Start Airport: EDDT/TXL “Berlin Tegel International Airport ‘Otto Lillienthal’”
Destination Airport: LFPG/CDG “Paris ‘Charles de Gaulle’ International Airport”
Description: After serving as the main (West) Berlin Airport for several decades, the era of Berlin Tegel Airport ends on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Back in 1970, the first flight arriving at the airport was one of Air France since the airport was located in the French sector of Berlin. Just like the first flight, the last flight will also connect the capitals of Germany and France. As a tribute, we will also fly between Berlin and Paris to pay a farewell to Berlin’s old airport.
Details: Please be aware that Tegel Airport is a rather small airport not capable to handle a high number of widebody aircraft so it’s highly recommended to stick to narrowbody aircraft. Air France is represented with a wide range of narrowbody aircraft from CRJ to A321.
ATC Coverage: Main Airports for Sunday will be EDDT and LFPG. To put pressure off small Tegel airport, IFATC may also open BER and its destinations listed above once EDDT and LFPG are fully staffed.
*Topic approved and IFATC support granted by @Tyler_Shelton*
*All pictures in thread were taken by myself during my trip to Berlin*