Pleasingly, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport has a little nod to the history of the city. The Berlin Airport lounge names for the common use facilities come from the old airports.
BER has been a saga from start to finish. The original opening date of 3 June 2012 was postponed just 26 days prior. Since then it has been a lot of rebuilding and redesign, not to mention a colossal amount of money, to get the airport up and running.
Berlin Airport Lounge Names
Thanks to the history of Berlin, at one time the city had three main airports. These were Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Berlin Tegel Airport and Berlin Schönefeld Airport. The original airport, opened all the way back in 1923 was Tempelhof, which had the code THF.
Once Tempelhof was closed, the two airports remaining were Tegel, used for legacy carriers mainly and Schönefeld, where the budget airlines generally flew from.
Terminal A at Tegel is hexagonal in shape and has was designed to get you from kerb to aircraft with as little walking as possible. A great concept, and one which is no longer feasible, hence the modern airport which is a walk-a-thon. TXL is closing on 8 November 2020, and the closed facilities are the new Berlin airport lounge names.
But What About Schönefeld?
Berlin Brandenburg Airport is actually on the site of the former Berlin Schönefeld Airport. A new runway was constructed to the south and a new terminal was built in between, complete with road and rail connections.
In fact, the old Schönefeld terminal will now become Terminal 5 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Low cost airlines such as Ryanair will be based there, pending a new Terminal 3 coming in the future. Therefore, the terminals right now are 1, 2, and 5.
It is great to see the Berlin airport lounge names being Lounge Tempelhof and Lounge Tegel. Back when the airport was originally scheduled to open, the anchor tenant was to be airBerlin.
They built a lounge at the airport, which was never used as they went bankrupt in late 2017. The former airBerlin lounge is now the Lounge Tempelhof, for those wanting to know such details.
Are you looking forward to trying the new Berlin Airport when it opens in a few days time? Will you miss anything about Tegel or even Tempelhof? Do you also like the new Berlin airport lounge names? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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