Flight To London-Gatwick
First machine at the capital airport BER is lifted
The next step in the opening procedure for the BER: After the first arrivals on Saturday can now check-in for passengers there. There are, however, not moved far from all of airlines.
At the new capital airport BER, it has given the first official departure. An Easyjet machine with 64 passengers and a flight to London Gatwick took off in the Morning in Schönefeld.
A total of 23 take-offs and landings were on Sunday on the flight plan for the new Terminal, such as from and to Zurich, Istanbul and Gran Canaria.
The new airport with the nickname of Willy Brandt, was opened on Saturday. After two landings with invited guests in the afternoon several planes brought the evening’s first vacationers to the Gates of the airport.
The Airlines moving to and from Tegel airport and from the old schönefelder Terminal to the new building. In addition to Easyjet wanted to welcome on Sunday, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways passengers in Terminal 1. In the course of the week, more moves to follow. As the last of the Lufthansa group moved to Schönefeld, before on 8. November, the Tegel airport will be closed.
First of all, the machines use the runway of the old airport Schönefeld, which is part of the BER. The newly built runway of the South on Wednesday in operation. Then position the new airport for the purposes of the Plan as put into operation.
Berlin and Brandenburg have been waiting for this for a long time. Originally, the BER should go into operation in 2011. The construction was characterised by planning errors, technical problems, and construction defects. Six Times the opening has been postponed. The cost of construction and the noise protection of local residents tripled to Around six billion euros.
The three Terminals of the BER can accommodate up to 41 million passengers in the year. Thus, Berlin would be the third largest airport in Germany after Frankfurt and Munich. This year it will be because of the Corona-crisis, but are expected to be only about 10 million passengers.