Goodbye, Berlin Tegel "Otto Lilienthal" (TXL)! Lufthansa has been moving to Berlin Brandenburg since November 7.

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With the opening of the Berlin Brandenburg International Airport “Willy Brandt” (BER), the old airport in the German capital will close. The last flight operated by Lufthansa will take off from Berlin Tegel Airport "Otto Lilienthal" on November 7 at 21:20, in the direction of Munich.

This flight will symbolize the end of a decade in Lufthansa's history. The Berlin Fire Department will celebrate this special flight with a water fountain, which will be visible as the airport lights up.

Due to the large number of passengers wishing to take part in this final flight, the LH1955 flight will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Today, the A350-900 is one of the most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft in the world.

The last flight LH1954 operated by Lufthansa to Berlin Tegel will arrive from Munich at 20:10, local hour.

The history of Lufthansa in Berlin

The history of Lufthansa in Berlin is long and rich in traditions. Lufthansa was founded in Berlin in 1926, but flight operations were interrupted by World War II. After 50 years, on October 28, 1990, the first Lufthansa connections to and from Berlin were again available.

The first Lufthansa flight to land at Berlin-Tegel Airport was operated by an Airbus A310-300 on 28 October 1990.
Photo: Jürg Andermatt / Lufthansa

Initially there were twelve daily flights to Germany and other additional flights to London. Today, six Lufthansa Group airlines operate in Berlin: Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and Air Dolomiti.

In 2019, Lufthansa Group operated 60 daily flights from Berlin, carrying almost 33.000 passengers. With a market share of 30%, Lufthansa is the market leader for flights to and from Berlin.

Moreover, Berlin is the only location, next to Frankfurt, where all segments of the Lufthansa Group are represented locally.

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