It might seem difficult to believe, but later this year, the German capital is set to finally open a new airport that has been delayed and pushed back on numerous occasions.
Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which has been under construction since 2008, is set to open in October if another delay doesn’t happen.
The German capital has long had issues with its airport infrastructure, with the main Tegel Airport and the secondary Schonefeld Airport being undersized and out-of-date. The Brandenburg Airport was meant to alleviate these problems but ran into constant budget and construction problems.
However, thanks partially to the COVID-19 pandemic which has slowed down air travel and given airports an opportunity to “breathe,” construction has advanced and plans have been put in place that will allow the airport to finally give a chance to open.
The opening of this new airport, which is set to share traffic with Tegel in the meantime, will give the German capital a much-needed airport infrastructure boost and allow even more people to visit the city.
Aeroflot, Lufthansa, United, and Easyjet are four airlines that have already committed to beginning service at the new airport this fall, signaling a new beginning for Berlin’s air travel scene.