First in, last out - The closure of Berlin's Tegel airport

Within a week, the German capital’s new Willy Brandt airport opened and its venerable Tegel site closed for good. Andreas Spaeth went out with the old and in with the new

Low-cost firm easyJet connected Berlin's Tegel and Brandenburg airports as part of the latter's opening ceremony on October 31 
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Slightly less than 31 years since the wall was torn down and Berlin made whole again, Germany’s capital was united once more through a common airport. A dozen years after Tempelhof closed, Tegel was to follow suit to make way for its long-delayed, massively over budget Brandenburg (BER) successor.

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