A flight conducted from the Air France company, on November 8, in the Berlin Tegel “Otto Lilienthal” airport, was the last one to be conducted, as the airport closed its doors forever after 60 years of operating. It was precisely Air France airline that started commercial operations at Berlin’s airport, on January 2, 1960. Tegel has not had to be used in recent months for flights. Yet it as served as one of six Berlin vaccination centres over the last few months.
“As of May 5, the site is no longer an airport, even in the legal sense,” announced the operator, the Airport Association of Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB).
Tegel’s airport has been one of the main airports of Berlin for years now. It was projected to handle nearly 2.5 million passengers a year, but the latter welcomed over 20 million travellers.
In 2012, the airport was due to close. However, in 2017 Berliners voted to keep this airport open, in a referendum, but authorities emphasized that it would be closed in 2020.