Berlin Tegel Airport - Berlin, Germany
N 52° 33.209 E 013° 17.519
33U E 384199 N 5823971
Quick Description: Berlin Tegel "Otto Lilienthal" Airport is the main international airport in Berlin, Germany.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: 9/17/2010 5:36:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM9Q34
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Tegel Airport is notable for its hexagonal terminal building around an open square, which makes for walking distances as short as 30 m (98 ft) from the aircraft to the terminal exit. In 2008, the airport served over 14,530,000 passengers, making it by far the biggest airport serving Berlin. The airport is scheduled to close by 3 June 2012, the day the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport is set to become operational.
Tegel Airport is the primary hub for Air Berlin, and serves as focus city for Lufthansa. Additionally, it is the most important base for the charter business of Germania. The two dominant operators, Air Berlin and Lufthansa, each handle around 30% of the scheduled commercial flights.
Construction of a new, hexagonally shaped terminal complex on the airport's south side began during the 1960s. This coincided with the lengthening of the runways to permit fully-laden widebodied aircraft to take off and land without restricting their range and construction of a motorway and access road linking the new terminal to the city centre. It became operational on 1 November 1974.
ICAO Airport Code: EDDT
IATA Airport Code: TXL
FAA Identifier: TXL
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