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Air France to Fly to New Berlin Barandenburg Airport

Written by Ivo Gračanin.

© Avioradar - Marijo Dedić-Jandrek (TXL/08.11.2020.)
Air France Airbus A320

 

On 8 November 2020, Air France will start operating flights to the brand new Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt International Airport (BER). Flight AF1434 operated by Airbus A319 will take off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 7:30 a.m., with a scheduled arrival in Berlin at 9:10 a.m. (local time).

At Berlin-Brandenburg, the airline's customers will be welcomed at Terminal 1.

This winter, Air France customers will have access to up to 5 flights between the two airports, linking Berlin to the Air France hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle which operates flights to close to 170 destinations worldwide.

 

End of operations at Berlin-Tegel airport

By transferring all its flights to Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt airport, Air France will cease all operations to and from the historic German airport Berlin-Tegel. In 1960, it was the first airline to land a commercial flight at Berlin-Tegel. On 8 November 2020, it will also be the very last airline to take off from this airport before its final closure. Flight AF1235, operated by Airbus A320, will take off at 3:00 p.m., arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 4:50 p.m. (local time). To celebrate the event, customers on this last flight will enjoy special surprises.

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The history of Air France at Berlin-Tegel

2. January 1960. – For the first time, a commercial flight operated by Lockheed Constellation landed at Berlin-Tegel after a stopover in Frankfurt. Air France launched regular operations to the airport, which until then had only been used for military purposes.

1961. – The Caravelle operated all flights to Berlin-Tegel.

1976. – The supersonic aircraft Concorde landed at Tegel - even before the start of its scheduled service. 60,000 visitors flocked to the airport.

1977. – Air France operated the Paris-Düsseldorf-Berlin route twice a day by Boeing B727-200 (154 seats) - replacing the smaller Caravelle.

1980. – Air France celebrated the 30th anniversary of its network in Germany and the 5,000,000th passenger on routes to and from Berlin.

18. April 1988. – Air France's Airbus A320 celebrates its world premiere on the Paris-Berlin route.

November 1988. – Start of the first of the 100 weekly flights of the new airline "EuroBerlin France" from Tegel to Frankfurt, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart. The airline was 51% owned by Air France and 49% by Deutsche Lufthansa, and was based at Berlin-Tegel.

1st December 2017. – the Air France subsidiary Joon started operations between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Berlin-Tegel up to six times a day. With the suspension of Joon in 2019, Air France once again started operating the route itself.

2020. – Until the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, Air France operated up to six daily services between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Berlin-Tegel. Air France has maintained these services even during the Coronavirus pandemic, with up to 21 weekly flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Berlin-Tegel.

8. November 2020. – Air France operates up to five daily flights between the new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Photo Gallery of the last flight at Berlin-Tegel airport: