BER: Terminal 5 will be temporarily closed

Berlin-Brandenburg Airport Terminal 5 (Photo: Granit Pireci).
Berlin-Brandenburg Airport Terminal 5 (Photo: Granit Pireci).

BER: Terminal 5 will be temporarily closed

Berlin-Brandenburg Airport Terminal 5 (Photo: Granit Pireci).
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The corona pandemic is forcing Berlin's capital city airport to make further cuts. As the airport company FBB announced, Terminal 5 of BER is to close from February 23 for an initial year. 

The reason given by the company was the strong decline in the number of passengers due to the corona, which means that the expected traffic volume can be handled in full at Terminal 1 for the time being. This should save around 25 million euros annually. Terminal 2, which is ready for operation, is not yet to go into operation either. The Turkish airline Sunexpress is to be the first airline to move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 on February 1st. After that, more airlines are to be gradually relocated until the former Schönefeld Airport is completely emptied on February 22nd. “The slumber operation is organized in such a way that Terminal 5, when it is needed again, can go back into operation within a few weeks,” explained airport manager Engelbert Lütke Daldrup. For 2021, FBB is only expecting around 10 million passengers who can be safely and conveniently handled in Terminal 1, emphasized Lütke Daldrup. 

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