Berlin says goodbye to Tegel Airport on final operational day

Departure board at Tegel Airport on Saturday. Photo: © Jakob Wert / IFN

October 31st marked the opening of Berlin’s long-awaited and nine-year delayed Brandenburg Airport (BER). However, this also means Tegel Airport’s 60 year history will come to an end.

On Sunday, November 8th, the last ever scheduled flight will leave Tegel, an Air France Airbus A321 to Paris CDG, flight number AF1235. Saturday is the final day of regular operations, as all remaining airlines will move over to the newly opened BER.

Tegel (IATA: TXL) has been Berlin’s main airport for decades. Commercial operations started back in 1960 with Air France.

Over the weekend, aviation enthusiasts from Berlin and around are visiting Tegel Airport to experience its unique terminal one last time. The airport’s visitor’s platform has been booked out weeks in advance.

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