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Berlin Schönefeld Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Berlin
Airport typePublic
OperatorBerlin Airports
LocationSchönefeld, Brandenburg
Elevation48 m (157 ft)

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Berlin-Schönefeld Airport ( ) is an international airport located near the town of Schönefeld in Brandenburg, directly at the southern border of Berlin and 18 km (11.2 mi) southeast of the city centre. Schönefeld was the major civil airport of East Germany (GDR), and the only airport serving East Berlin. Today, it is the smaller of the two Berlin airports.

Schönefeld Airport is situated outside the city proper, unlike Berlin Tegel Airport. Noise pollution is, therefore, less of an issue at Schönefeld. This is the main reason that the airport will be transformed into Berlin Brandenburg Airport by 2012.

Schönefeld Airport saw a major increase in passenger numbers over the recent years, which was caused by the opening of a base for EasyJet and Germanwings. In 2008, the airport served 6.6 million passengers.

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