Welcoming the aircraft at BER
Welcoming the aircraft at BER

Opening of Terminal 1

of Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Published: 29 October 2020, 06:00 PM
Updated: 31 October 2020, 10:30 PM

Opening of Terminal 1

of BER

On 31 October 2020, the new Terminal 1 of Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt was commissioned. At the opening, one easyJet and one Lufthansa aircraft each landed. Regular air traffic began in the evening and Terminal 1 was opened to the public at 8 pm according to the flight schedule.

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Impressions

Highlights of the opening of Terminal 1 in 40 seconds

Highlights of the festive commissioning

Behind the scenes

Timeline

10:30 pm – There was something else: Happy Halloween

Halloween am BER

08:10 pm – The first
commercial flight at BER Terminal 1

08:00 pm – The T1 is open to the public

06:10 pm – The first evening
at the opened BER T1

Willy Brandt Platz in the evening

03:45 pm – Press Conference

(Source: Janine Schmitz/Photothek)
(Source: Janine Schmitz/Photothek)

02:59 pm – The BER is opened

02:30 pm – A new gateway to the world

02:13 pm – Welcome to BER

The airport fire brigade greeted the LH2020 and EJU3110 with a fountain of water, in keeping with their status. One vehicle can also hold 12,000 litres of water. (Picture source: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek)
The airport fire brigade greeted the LH2020 and EJU3110 with a fountain of water, in keeping with their status. One vehicle can also hold 12,000 litres of water. (Picture source: Thomas Trutschel/Phot

02:05 pm – #helloBER

The first two aircrafts landed at BER. (Source: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek)
The first two aircrafts landed at BER. (Source: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek)
It was one aircraft each from easyJet and Lufthansa. (Source: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek)
It was one aircraft each from easyJet and Lufthansa. (Source: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek)

01:50 pm – Landing expected

Chairman of the Supervisory Board Rainer Bretschneider, Airport Director Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Dr. Dietmar Woidke (Prime Minister Brandenburg), Michael Müller (Governing Mayor of Berlin) and Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer (from left to right) expect the first landings at BER in Terminal 1. (Source: Janine Schmitz/Photothek)

01:42 pm – Approach

LH2020 and EJU3110 are on approach to BER.
LH2020 and EJU3110 are on approach to BER.
(Source: flightradar24.com)
(Source: flightradar24.com)

01:20 pm – Arrival of the invited guests

01:00 pm – LH2020 and EJU3110

LH2020 from MUC is on the way to #BER. EJU3110 from TXL will be ready for take off soon. Soon the first two planes will land at Terminal 1 at BER. (Source: flightradar24.com)
LH2020 from MUC is on the way to #BER. EJU3110 from TXL will be ready for take off soon. Soon the first two planes will land at Terminal 1 at BER. (Source: flightradar24.com)

12:50 pm – Arrival gates

Passengers of flight LH2020 from Munich are expected to arrive here.
Passengers of flight LH2020 from Munich are expected to arrive here.
Flight EJU3110 is expected at Gate A17.
Flight EJU3110 is expected at Gate A17.

12:45 pm – Setting completed

The livestream from Terminal 1 will start in one hour.
The livestream from Terminal 1 will start in one hour.

12:30 pm – Sound checked

The setting for the ceremonial opening of #BER_T1 is set.
The setting for the ceremonial opening of #BER_T1 is set.

12:00 pm – "Hauptstadtflieger"

We are looking forward to the arrival of Lufthansa's new "Hauptstadtflieger". (Source: Lufthansa)
We are looking forward to the arrival of Lufthansa's new "Hauptstadtflieger". (Source: Lufthansa)

11:45 am – Check-in

Check-in for the commissioning: Guests of the opening ceremony can register here.
Check-in for the commissioning: Guests of the opening ceremony can register here.

11:00 am – Preparations

The final preparations for the festive opening of Terminal 1 are in progress.
The final preparations for the festive opening of Terminal 1 are in progress.

Retrospective

Livestream

Media representatives will find photo and video material for download on this page during the day on Saturday: media-ber.berlin-airport.de

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