Great interest in the new Capital Airport BER on the first day after the opening of the main terminal: Hundreds of visitors took the opportunity on Sunday to see the new building from the inside.
A long queue formed, especially in front of the ticket counter for the visitors' terrace, from which one has a view of the apron and parts of the runways. Due to corona restrictions, there was only room for 400 visitors at a time.
In the security area in front of the gates, however, only a few passengers were to be found. Early in the morning, the first passengers had been bid farewell for the first official BER flight to London Gatwick. A total of 23 take-offs and landings each were scheduled for Sunday at the main terminal, said an airport spokeswoman. On the first day only about 3000 passengers had travelled via BER, the airport announced in the afternoon.
It is therefore a slow start for the 100 stores and 11 catering businesses in the security area. Due to the restrictions imposed by the Corona crisis, the restaurants and bars there will have to close off their seating from Monday onwards. They are still allowed to serve drinks, but only to take away. Some of them had therefore not yet decided on Sunday whether they would open at all.
On Sunday, November 1, 2020, regular operations began with the first commercial departures from Terminal 1 of the Airport Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt (BER)
. The terminal was put into operation the day before with the landing of the first two easyJet and Lufthansa aircraft. "In a few days, all air traffic in Berlin and Brandenburg will be concentrated at the new airport," announced airport boss Engelbert Lütke Daldrup on Sunday. "The BER offers a modern infrastructure with international standards and is thus prepared for new connections to all continents once the corona crisis is overcome".
Last edited: Sunday, 1. November 2020 20:00 Uhr