Special flight to Paris
The last aircraft takes off from Tegel
In Tegel, the lights go out: The airport in the North of Berlin adopted this Sunday, the last plane in the direction of Paris. After that circuit, and the airport is in readiness for operation.
After 60 years of operation, the last plane from Berlin Tegel airport starts this Sunday. The airport in the North of the capital, will complete the operation, but remains ready for the next half year of operation. His license loses Tegel then on 4. May 2021. The last flight is an Air France to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. The airline was the first that landed in 1960 in Tegel. Now you should be the last Airline that starts from there. On Board, especially the guests of honor and journalists are expected.
Airport CEO Engelbert Lütke Daldrup want to say goodbye to the last plane, together with Berlin Regierendem mayor, Michael Müller (SPD), as well as the French Ambassador in the Federal Republic of Germany, Anne-Marie Descôtes, on-the-spot. “Following the adoption of the last flight is Engelbert pass Daldrup Lütke then for the airport Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, symbolically the key to the airport TXL to the Governing mayor of Berlin,” said the airport company. At 19.45, then the symbol is switched off the light.
For visitors to the airport is not open on Sunday, however. The last day in operation was on Saturday. Thousands of visitors came to say good-bye from the popular site. From the visitors ‘ terrace, they looked to the last launch and landing operations of aircraft in General.
The air traffic of the capital will henceforth be handled in Schönefeld to the new airport BER. After years of delays, the new airport opened last week Saturday. Since Wednesday, the new southern runway of the airport is in operation.
At least annually, approximately 10 million passengers out of the airport Tegel laid were started in the past year, more than 24 million passengers and landed. About the, until recently, completely congested location has been settled for years, the majority of air traffic in the capital. The airline Easyjet is to become the largest provider in Berlin, in Tegel, the largest location outside of the home country, England. Also many domestic flights took off and landed there.
The Corona-crisis had brought the air traffic in the spring, however, almost to a Standstill, and currently only around a third of machines flying compared to normal times.