31 AUGUST 2020


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Article from BTNews 31 AUGUST 2020

Schönefeld (SXF) to become BER T5

With the commissioning of Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), Schönefeld Airport (SXF), on the other side of the existing runway, and the former East German gateway to Berlin, is to be part of the BER as Terminal 5.

SXF loses its IATA code on 25 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, said: “Schönefeld Airport as the new Terminal 5 will be an inherent part of the BER. As a result of the construction work, passengers can still be processed at T5. This means that flight operations can be reliably staggered under coronavirus conditions.”

The guidance system in T5 has 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 in future will read ‘BER Terminal 5’.

Airline allocations have not yet been confirmed but existing Schönefeld airlines include most of the important European ‘low-cost’ airlines who are likely to stay as residents.


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