Airports Lufthansa Group converts booking systems from TXL to BER

Lufthansa Group has announced, that it has started the booking for flights to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

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As of November 8, 2020, all Lufthansa Group flights will take off and land from BER. Therefore, the group has now moved all Berlin bookings from that date to BER. Currently, six Lufthansa Group connect the German capital with Europe.

Last year, Berlins´ Airports announced, that BER will open on October 31, 2020. If this datum is being adhered to, Lufthansa´s Low-Cost carrier Eurowings will be the first group airline to take off from the new capital city airport. Eight days after the opening of BER, TXL will be closed forever. Around 60 airlines are currently operating at the airport.

According to the group, the last scheduled departure from TXL will take place on November 7, which LH1955 taking off to Munich. On November 8, flight LH173 from Berlin to Frankfurt will take off from the new airport.

On November 4, 2020, Eurowings will have its first flight from BER and Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines will commence operations at BET together with Lufthansa four days later. Due to this, the group has now changed the booking systems over to the new airport. Customers who book a flight for 8 November or later will see the new BER airport as their destination instead of Tegel.

Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chief Commercial Officer Passenger Airlines commented: “We care about Berlin. No one else connects Berlin with the world like we do. Six Lufthansa Group airlines fly to the German capital – with up to 33,000 passengers a day. 270 destinations can be reached with only one transfer. Berlin is a fascinating and cosmopolitan city that attracts people from all over the world. That is why Berlin needs an efficient airport. This also includes even better connections between BER and local public transportation as well as to the long-distance rail network. More ICE connections to Rostock, Dresden or Hamburg could strengthen intermodal traffic. That would be good for passengers and for the environment.”

In Terminal 1 at BER, Lufthansa will have a lounge area of around 1,600 square meters. Passengers of Lufthansa Group Airlines with Business Class tickets and FTL, Senator, HON Circle or Star Alliance Gold members can use the lounge.

Source © newsroom.lufthansagroup.com

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