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Berlin Tegel Airport

Flughafen Berlin-Tegel
TXL Logo.svg
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Summary
Airport type Defunct
Operator Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH
Serves Berlin, Germany
Location Reinickendorf borough, Berlin, Germany
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 122 ft / 37 m
Coordinates 52°33′35″N 013°17′16″E / 52.55972°N 13.28778°E / 52.55972; 13.28778
Website berlin-airport.de
Map
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Runway
Runway Length Surface
m ft
08L/26R 3,023 9,918 Asphalt concrete
08R/26L 2,428 7,966 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers 22,000,430
Passenger change 17–18 Increase +7,5%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, ACI Europe
German AIP at EUROCONTROL

Berlin Tegel Airport (German: Flughafen Berlin-Tegel) (IATA: TXLICAO: EDDT) was the main international airport of Berlin, the capital of Germany. It formerly served West Berlin. The airport had the IATA Airport Code TXL. It was referred to as the "Frequent Flyer Airport".

The airport was named after Otto Lilienthal and was the fourth busiest airport in Germany, with 20.5 million passengers in 2017 and about 22 million in 2018. The airport was a hub for Eurowings as well as a base for EasyJet. It is in Tegel, a part of the northern borough of Reinickendorf, 8 km (5.0 mi) northwest of the city centre of Berlin.

The airport had its last flight on 8 November 2020. Traffic was redirected to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport until this date. Tegel will be officially decomissioned as an airport after a legally required transitional period, on 3 May 2021.


  • Current weather for EDDT at NOAA/NWS
  • Accident history for TXL at Aviation Safety Network

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