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Aviation: Berlin's New Airport Gets Ready

SXF becomes BER; with the commissioning of Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the existing Schönefeld Airport, on the northern edge of the site, is to be part of BER as Terminal 5. SXF will receive the IATA code on 25th October in line with the change from the summer to winter flight schedule. In order for Berlin Brandenburg Airport to meet the requirements for a location with several terminals, extensive renovations and extensions have been made to Schönefeld. Included in the renovations are new security control technology, the adaptation of the guidance system and the establishment of flight operations areas.

Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (left), said: "Schönefeld Airport as the new Terminal 5 will be an inherent part of BER. As a result of the construction work, passengers can still be processed at T5 for a few years. This means that flight operations can be reliably staggered under coronavirus conditions".

The new terminal at BER

The terminal sections at Schönefeld have borne new markings, depicted as ‘K,L, M and Q’ since the end of March. This will prevent doubled-up names once the new terminal, situated between the two runways in the midfield area, is in operation. The guidance system in the terminal sections has also been adapted to the BER colour scheme. With the changeover of the 3-letter code, the large lettering on the roof will also be replaced and will read ‘BER Terminal 5’.