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 Berlin Schoenefeld Airport

Land on Deutsch Capital via Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) Airport

 

The international Airport of Berlin Schnoenfeld is among the gateways to Berlin, the capital city of Germany. It is situated on the southern boundary of Berlin and in close proximity of Schoenefeld. This town is situated 18 km southeast of Berlin’s central location. This airport is smaller than its counterpart, Berlin Tegel Airport which also serves the same city.  SXF Airport is a base for well known airlines: Condor and easyJet.

Before the reunion of two Deutschland, it was the East Germany’s only primary airport serving publicly. It is also the solitary airport in East Berlin. There is a future improvisation plan and it will be renamed as Berlin Brandenburg Airport in coming years.

 

History

Schonefeld Airport was primarily commenced to put up for an aircraft plant known as Henschel.

During the closing stages of World War II, the number of aircrafts had reached 14,000. The soviet troops then successfully invaded the airport in 1945 and the aircraft assembling facilities were either blown up or took apart. However, the construction of civil airport was approved in 1947 and airport rail links repairing were finished along with the construction of agricultural machinery towards end of the year.  

According to the agreement between the Allied Forces, the air transportation service was forced to stop in Berlin. No carriers were allowed in the capital city. However, the location of Schonefeld Airport was outside the boundary of Germany and so restriction wouldn’t apply.

 

After the reunion of Germany in 1990, Germanwings base and easyjet base were opened resulting a significant rise in numbers of passengers over years. A total number of 6 million passengers were recorded in 2008.  

It was planned to construct a single airport and be named Berlin Brandenburg Airport at the existing site of this airport to reduce cost expenses as well as excessive aircraft noise from three different airports. However, it has been postponed till 2016 or afterwards for various purposes.      

The new airport will be constructed a first-class airport with different plans for existing terminals and runways.

Current update includes the base establishment of Ryanbir by October this year. Five aircrafts will be deployed adding 16 different routes.

 

Fleet

Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) Airport provides runways for aircrafts of various airline companies and they serve millions of passengers to different destinations all over the continents of the world. Some of the daily servers include Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Belavia, Condor, easyJet, German Air, Germanwings, Norwegian air, Pegasus Air, Ryan air, TAP Portugal, Tunisair and WOW air.

  

 

 

 

Awards

The International Airport of Berlin Schoenefeld hasn’t won a single award for many years after its service. However, it has been rated fourth among the very Best Low-Cost Airline Terminals in 2015. In 2011, ExcuJet FBO operational at this airport was awarded the Gold Fuelling award. 

Routes and Destinations

Several passenger airlines as well as cargo airlines pursue their course via Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) Airport. Since, we have already mentioned operating airline. Some of the airlines that provide services for seasonal and charterd destinations are:

Passenger airlines – Air Algerie (Charter), Air VIA, Bulgarian Air Charter, Condor, easyJet, Freebird Airlines, Germania (Seasonal), Air Shuttle(Seasonal) and Pegasus (Seasonal).

Cargo planes – This airport also associates with airlines that provide cargo transportation service. These with respective destinations are: FedEx Feeder (Gdansk, Paris-Charles de Gaulle) and West Air Sweden (Cologne/Bonn).

Why fly through this airport

How to check-in

If you don’t like long queues then you can check-in faster online. Visit the official website for this procedure. Apart from, you can check-in from counters at airport. This airport has 47 such counters where you generally have to present passport and ticket. You can leave your bags at the counter but make sure to check in few hours before. It will depend according to your destination. Other than this, you can also check in a night before your flight which can be very relaxing and fulfilling. You can then simply go through security checkpoint and to the departure gateway the next day. However, some airlines charge for this service.

Baggage and Allowance

It is important to be cautious because certain items are not to be carried in hold luggage. They can be threatening for air travel. List of prohibited items are listed in official website. Also, please check rules straight with your carrier. Failing to fulfill may charge you. On the bright side, some have particular drop – off desks and you can avoid queue while checking in.

Seating

 You can confirm you seating arrangement at the counter in airport. Seating position vary depending on your carrier. Some may have online confirmation, too. Do what will be convenient for your departure.   

Booking fee

Depending on your carrier, booking fee may vary. You can book online and sometimes you may find third party booking facilities.   

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 Airport Contact Details

Berlin Schoenefeld Airport

Address:
D-12521 Berlin-Schönefeld,
GERMANY

Tel:49(0)180 500 0186
Fax:49(0)30 4101 2111

Website:

 Location Details

Longitude:13° 30' 0'' E
Latitude:52° 22' 0'' N
IATA code:SXF
ICAO code:

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