On February 22, 2021, BER Terminal 5 will be used for the last time for the handling of passengers. The former Schönefeld building will initially go offline for one year. After that, the management wants to decide again whether the capacities are needed.
Since Terminal 2 has not yet been opened, Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH is concentrating air traffic on Terminal 1. This should save around 25 million euros. Local public transport is to continue, however, as a vaccination center has been set up in Building M of Terminal 5.
“SXF Airport has served us very well so far. With the opening of BER, airport buildings K, L, M and Q were fully integrated into BER operations as Terminal 5. Before BER went into operation, we invested in the modernization of the equipment in Terminal 5 because we are still planning the handling capacities for the entire decade up to around 2030. We have organized the slumber operation from March 2021 in such a way that we can bring the capacities back on the grid within a few weeks if necessary. That's why we don't say goodbye or thank you to Terminal 5, but goodbye, ”said BER boss Engelbert Lütke Daldrup.