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Private Jet Berlin Schönefeld: Fly to or from the German Captial

Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport is located 22 kilometres to the south of the city in the town of Schönefeld. Many desirable destinations are reachable within a short time from the airport. Book your charter flight from Schönefeld Airport easily online with JetApp.

History of Berlin Schönefeld Airport

From 1934 to 1945, the Henschel Aircraft Company constructed more than 14,000 aeroplanes at its production plant outside of Berlin. The company’s three runways – each 800 metres long – later became the basis for Schönefeld Airport (SXF). Towards the end of WWII, the grounds were occupied by Soviet troops, who demolished the factory. In the following years, railway and agricultural machinery were repaired there until Soviet military leaders ordered the construction of a municipal airport in 1947. The new airport was mainly used by the Russian airline Aeroflot and the East German airline Interflug. Beginning in the 1960s, it was also used by travellers from West Germany for flights to Eastern Bloc countries.

By 1990, Berlin Schönefeld Airport had been expanded and renovated numerous times. After the reunification of Germany, Interflug was shut down and the airport struggled with a dramatic drop in passenger numbers. In 1996, the city of Berlin, the state of Brandenburg, and the national government – who jointly own and operate Berlin’s airports under the auspices of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Authority (FBB) – decided to build an international airport for Berlin and Brandenburg directly adjacent to Berlin Schönefeld. Construction began in 2006.

In the earlier 2000s, passenger traffic at Schönefeld first steadied and then picked up, with numbers continuing to increase as Berlin’s popularity grew. Schönefeld Airport will continue to serve the German capital’s air travellers alongside Tegel (TXL), at least until the opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). The original plan was for the new airport to replace both Tegel and Schönefeld, but with air travel to Berlin predicted to continue growing, the future of both airports remains a topic of discussion.

Schönefeld Airport Location

Distance from Berlin Schönefeld to:

  • Berlin city centre: approx. 23 kilometres by car
  • Alexanderplatz: approx. 22 kilometres by car
  • Kurfürstendamm: approx. 24 kilometres by car
  • Charlottenburg Palace: approx. 28 kilometres by car

Charter flights from Berlin Schönefeld

Exclusively for use of passengers flying by private jet, Berlin Schönefeld offers 24-hour service at its General Aviation Terminal (GAT), located on the southern side of the airport. Passengers enjoy private and expedited check-in, and have access to exclusive VIP lounges and meeting rooms. Berlin Schönefeld is the ideal starting point for nonstop travel by private jet to destinations in Europe and worldwide. The following cities are all reached within three hours:

A flight to Munich (MUC) or Stuttgart (STR) from Schönefeld Airport takes just over an hour – a private jet offers the quickest possible means of travelling between German cities. London Luton (LTN) can be reached under two hours, with London’s bustling city centre a mere 20 minutes further by helicopter transfer. Flights by private jet from Berlin to Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) take 2 hours and 40 minutes, with a further 30 kilometre journey to the city centre. Paris’s private airport Le Bourget (LBG) is a one hour and 45 minute flight, and is only 7 kilometres from the delights of France’s cosmopolitan capital.

Whether for a leisurely trip or a business flight, Berlin Schönefeld offers its charter flight passengers the highest level of comfort 24 hours a day. GAT ground personnel assure swift check-in and flight preparation, with absolute privacy and discretion throughout the boarding process. The following services are available at Berlin Schönefeld Airport:

  • General Aviation Terminal with separate check-in
  • VIP lounge
  • Meeting rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Aircraft servicing
  • Helicopter service on request
  • Limousine service on request
  • Car hire and taxi service

Berlin private jet charter is available at any time of day or night. Due to the usage of both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR), flights can also take off and land under poor visibility. The airport accommodates aircraft of all types and weight classes. The runway at Schönefeld (SXF) Airport is planned to remain operational after the opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER):

Runway Length and width Surface
07L/25R 3,600 m x 45 m Asphalt

Berlin Schönefeld Airport Transfers

For those arriving at SXF by private jet hire, Berlin is most conveniently reached by limousine or helicopter, which can wait directly at your plane’s parking spot for your arrival. If preferred, car hire or transfer by taxi can also be arranged.

Fly by Private Jet to Berlin: Experience the Capital at its Best

Your charter flight to Berlin Schönefeld is only the beginning of a grand adventure; Germany’s capital city is full of possibilities. Whether you plan to stay near Berlin’s most famous landmarks such as the Philharmonie or Brandenburg Gate, or the city’s most celebrated shopping streets of Kurfürstendamm or Friedrichstraße, you won’t need to look far to find the top names in luxury accommodation. Similarly, in addition to standing boutiques from leading designer labels – such as Chanel, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana – Berlin’s fashion fans can have the first peek of the season’s hottest runway shows during Berlin Fashion Week, which runs twice a year.

Whether your passion is history, architecture, art, or all three combined, a visit to Berlin’s Museum Island – a UNESCO World Heritage site where you’ll find the Bode Museum, the Old National Gallery and the Pergamon Museum – is a must for any museum lover. Visitors to Berlin aren’t limited to spending time indoors. In addition to numerous parks and boat trips on the Spree, greater Berlin is also surrounded by natural lakes, from the extravagant villas in Wannsee to the gardens and cafés of Lietzensee in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

Book your charter flight to Berlin Schönefeld online and enjoy exclusive service during your journey. You have full control over the type of aircraft, destination, and departure time.

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: EDDB / SXF
  • Surface area: 630 ha
  • Altitude: 47 m (154 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers: 11,652,922 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 96,562 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: 24/7
  • Runways: 1 (3,600 m)

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