- Bookings to and from Berlin Tegel (TXL) will be changed to the new Brandenburg Airport (BER)
- Brussels Airlines continues to connect the European capital and Berlin five times a day.
On 8 November, Brussels Airlines – together with the other Lufthansa Group Network Airlines Austrian, Lufthansa and SWISS – officially moves its Berlin flights from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). At 06h50, flight SN2592 will be the first Brussels Airlines flight to take off from the new airport. The first landing is scheduled for 7 November in the evening, when SN2591 arrives in Berlin for a night stop.
A centrally organised security checkpoint, modern technologies in the control lanes and more spacious terminals promise great convenience at the new Brandenburg Airport. A highlight is the 1,560 square meter Lufthansa Lounge, located in the northern part of the Main Pier and offering an exclusive apron view of the Berlin skyline. Passengers travelling on Lufthansa Group Airlines with Business Class Ticket, Frequent Traveller, Senator or Star Alliance Gold Status can relax, refresh or work in peace in the Lufthansa Lounge with separate Senator and Business areas before their flight.
On 31 October, Berlin’s flight operations gradually start moving from Tegel Airport (TXL) to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) over the course of one week. Tegel will close its doors on 8 November 2020.
The 32 weekly flights Brussels Airlines operates between Brussels and Berlin will keep the same schedule and the same flight numbers after the move. Brussels Airlines’ booking systems are being converted to the new airport. Customers who book a flight for the period from 8 November onwards will no longer see Tegel as their destination, but the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). Passengers who already hold a ticket for a flight after 7 November will be informed and rebooked to the new airport.
Brussels Airlines operates flights to three destinations in Germany: Berlin, Hamburg and Hannover.
- Lufthansa Group moves Berlin bookings to BER.
- Six Lufthansa Group airlines connect the German capital with Europe and the world. Around 700 flights a week with up to 33,000 passengers a day
- Hohmeister: “BER needs better transport links“
The kickoff is scheduled for 31 October 2020: over the course of a week, the flight operations of the German capital will move from Tegel Airport to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). Lufthansa will bid Tegel farewell on 7 November: the last scheduled departure is flight LH1955 from Berlin to Munich. The BER premiere will then take place the next morning: at 6:30 a.m. on 8 November, flight LH173 from Berlin to Frankfurt is scheduled to take off from the capital’s new airport.
Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines will commence operations at BER together with Lufthansa on 8 November. According to current plans, Eurowings will already have its first flight from BER on 4 November.
The booking systems of the Lufthansa Group airlines have now been switched over to the new airport. Customers who book a flight for 8 November or later will see the new BER airport as their destination instead of Tegel. Passengers who have already booked a flight for this time will be informed and rebooked. According to current plans, the number of flights and arrival and departure times will remain the same.
“We care about Berlin. No one else connects Berlin with the world like we do. Six Lufthansa Group airlines fly to the German capital – with up to 33,000 passengers a day. 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. This also includes even better connections between BER and local public transportation as well as to the long-distance rail network. More ICE connections to Rostock, Dresden or Hamburg could strengthen intermodal traffic. That would be good for passengers and for the environment,” said Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chief Commercial Officer Passenger Airlines, speaking in Berlin today.
Going forward, BER should not have the significant bottlenecks at security checks that were recently the case at Tegel. A centrally organized security checkpoint, more modern technologies at the control lanes and more spacious terminals should make the processes more efficient. Hohmeister: “It is important that the modernization of the airport continues in the future. The BER has to be competitive, both in terms of quality and costs.”