Berlin's Tegel airport to close temporarily to cut costs

The operator of Berlin´s Tegel airports has announced a temporary closure of Tegel Airport to access fresh capital to respond to impact of coronavirus crisis, the company said.

FBB has proposed the Tegel closure to save costs amid a sharp decline in flights. But the operator´s shareholders — the states of Berlin and Brandenburg, and the German federal government — have postponed a decision until after Easter on 12 April.

In 2019, Tegel´s passenger number grew 10% to 24.2 million, while numbers at Schonefeld — Berlin´s other airport — declined at about the same rate to 11.4 million.