Is KLM flying to BER (Berlin Brandenburg Airport)

Old Aug 16, 2016, 7:21 am
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Old Aug 16, 2016, 7:35 am
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Flying Blue has been resolving the metropolitan area code "BER" to Berlin-Brandenburg Airport for the last several years.

KLM did continue to use "BER" as the city code for Berlin for some time after the move was cancelled; however, they reverted to using "TXL" on their website and e-tickets.
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Old Aug 16, 2016, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
Flying Blue has been resolving the metropolitan area code "BER" to Berlin-Brandenburg Airport for the last several years.

KLM did continue to use "BER" as the city code for Berlin for some time after the move was cancelled; however, they reverted to using "TXL" on their website and e-tickets.
The e-ticket for this flight is showing the correct code... TXL, KLM website now only shows it as "Berlin" which seems to then show Brandenburg Airport in flying blue website
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Old Aug 16, 2016, 10:30 am
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BER is currently the combined code for all Berlin airports - just like LON is the code for all London airports and NYC is the code for all New York airports. BER is what you put in a search box if you are happy to fly to either TXL or SXF.

So - no error, at all, in KLM's system.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 8:23 am
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KLM today sent me cancellation notices for flights later this year and early next year.

However, the flight times (both departure and arrival), flight numbers, and aircraft types are identical.

And then it dawned on me - it's because the flights are now to/from Berlin (BER) rather than to Berlin (TXL).

The new airport is scheduled to open between late October and early November, with airlines moving on different days. It looks like this time it will actually happen!
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 6:38 pm
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They are planning to close TXL fairly soon and put the few operating flights into SXF, Tegel costs €200k a day to open.
It seems certificates have now been issued to BER but local councils have to approve things. So yes late Oct and maybe earlier for LH so that they do not have to move twice
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Old Apr 24, 2020, 2:05 am
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Originally Posted by ninjalad
They are planning to close TXL fairly soon and put the few operating flights into SXF, Tegel costs €200k a day to open.
I did not know that; thanks for the titbit.

FAZ: Die Flughafen GmbH will den Berliner Flughafen Tegel vorbergehend schlieen, um zu sparen.
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The plan is not to close down TXL now ( they would not be allowed to re-open as it operates with an special permit ) but to merge all civil operations in SXF, the old east german airport besides the newly built BER. No big deal with only about 20 flights a day... Only government/military flights would be still be operating from the TXL airport but they would not use any of the known civilian facilities there but the old french military section of the airport which is still in use today. This would allow them to re-open TXL if needed, who knows there might be problems with the new BER
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Flying Christmas day ATL-AMS-Berlin all on KLM metal.

Was ticketed on 006 stock and just happen to glance at my reservation today and noticed, on the KLM app my AMS-TXL/TXL-AMS were cancelled. They were replaced with AMS-BER/BER-AMS, still on Delta stock. Went on the Delta site and they have me simultaneously flying to Tegel and Brandenburg the day after Christmas.
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If all goes according to plan then all flying will be from the new BER airport from late october on so KLM was right, at Christmas time you would be flying into BER.
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Originally Posted by RetiredATLATC
Flying Christmas day ATL-AMS-Berlin all on KLM metal.

Was ticketed on 006 stock and just happen to glance at my reservation today and noticed, on the KLM app my AMS-TXL/TXL-AMS were cancelled. They were replaced with AMS-BER/BER-AMS, still on Delta stock. Went on the Delta site and they have me simultaneously flying to Tegel and Brandenburg the day after Christmas.
Wait for it to settle down. By December you should be flying into BER (currently to catch-all city code for Berlin) rather than TXL, but well see about that in a few months.
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Old Jul 12, 2020, 11:31 am
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Air France/KLM will move to Brandenburg as of 8 November this year.
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Perfect moment for a soft opening of a new airport terminal. It will be operating at nowhere near the expected volume they would have been planning for.
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Old Jul 17, 2020, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by HalconBCN
Perfect moment for a soft opening of a new airport terminal. It will be operating at nowhere near the expected volume they would have been planning for.
Perhaps they could quietly demolish BER, and retain TXL?

TXL alone should be sufficient for all of Berlin's aviation needs for several years to come....

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