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Book a Private Jet to Berlin Tegel Airport

The larger of Berlin’s two airports, Tegel TXL Airport is the primary hub for business and international air traffic in the city. Just 11 kilometres from Alexanderplatz, Tegel Airport is located on the edge of the German capital in Berlin’s Tegel district and is well connected to the city centre by public transport and the motorway. A comprehensive range of exclusive services and amenities is available for private jet passengers at Berlin Tegel.

Operation was discontinued on May 5, 2021 after the airport was officially decommissioned and is now being taken over by the successor airport BER.  The last flight from Berlin Tegel was operated by AirFrance to Paris on November 08, 2020 as a tribute to the first flight that flew from Paris to Tegel.

The History of Berlin Tegel Airport

At the beginning of the 20th century, the 1st Prussian Air Battalion was located on the present site of Berlin’s Tegel Airport. This forerunner of the German air force experimented with different types of airships and other aircraft on the site where TXL Airport now stands. In 1948, French occupying forces and American engineers constructed a provisional airfield with the help of German labour to aid with the Berlin Airlift. In the summer of the same year, construction of the longest runway in Europe at the time (2,428 metres) began at the Tegel site. The first plane landed at Tegel Airport in early November 1948.

Owing to the reconstruction of Berlin and the popularity of Berlin Tempelhof Airport, civil aviation only took off in Berlin Tegel in 1960. At first, only Air France aircraft flew to Tegel Airport. In the following years, other airlines followed, as Tempelhof Airport reached capacity. In 1974, the iconic hexagonal main terminal was built and remains in operation today. After Germany’s reunification in 1990, all restrictions on flights to Berlin were lifted. In addition to the airlines of France, Britain, and America, German airlines were now also able to fly to Berlin Tegel Airport.

The official name of the airport is Otto Lilienthal Airport, after the German aviation pioneer.

Tegel Airport Location

Distance from Tegel Airport to:

  • Government quarter: approx. 15 kilometres by car
  • Kurfürstendamm: approx. 15 kilometres by car
  • Grunewald: approx. 20 kilometres by car

Charter Flights from Berlin Tegel

As a civilian airport, Berlin TXL is best known for its short internal travel distances. According to a comparative study of the most important European airports, it takes on average five minutes to walk from the airport’s main entrance to any one of its many gates, giving Berlin Tegel Airport the shortest walking distances of any European airport. In the same study, London Heathrow (EGLL / LHR) came second and Vienna Schwechat (LOWW / VIE) third. However, Tegel Airport not only offers easy gate access. Due to its central location within Europe, numerous destinations can be reached from TXL Airport in a short time. The following routes for private jets from Tegel are particularly popular:

A charter flight from Berlin Tegel to Munich (MUC) takes just over an hour. As the Bavarian capital’s airport is located almost 30 kilometres outside of the city centre, we recommend hiring a taxi or a rental car for the transfer. Alternatively, you can book a luxury transfer service directly from the airport. The journey to the city centre should take about 40 minutes driving time. Flights from Tegel to Hannover (HAJ) are about 45 minutes. The centre can be reached from the airport in about 20 minutes. Taxis are located directly in front of the arrivals area. The rental car hub is also in the arrival area, between terminals A and B. The flight time from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart (STR) amounts to just over an hour. Private jets from Tegel to Cologne (CGN) take about an hour. From CGN airport, it is about 15 kilometres to Cologne and about 16 kilometres to Bonn. The General Aviation Terminal has a separate parking area that allows discreet arrival and departure by car or limousine service. Business flights from Tegel to Nuremberg (NUE) take just under an hour. Taxi, car rental or limousine transfer can be arranged at the airport.

Due to its central location and proximity to the German Reichstag and it surrounding offices, Tegel Airport is especially attractive for private and business travellers. This is reflected in the airport’s statistics: in 2016, over 21 million passengers were registered and more than 185,000 flight movements recorded. Despite the high volume of traffic, charter flight passengers are offered a comprehensive and tailored service at Tegel Airport. This includes:

  • Access to the Elitair Lounge
  • Workstations
  • Conference facilities
  • Personal assistance
  • Limousine transfer to and from the aircraft

Due to the airport’s inner city location, a ban on night flights is in place. In order to reduce noise pollution at night, flights are normally only permitted between 6am and 11pm. This rule excludes postal, ambulance, federal government flights, federal and state police flights, as well as surveying flights. Flights scheduled to land before 11pm may apply for an exception in the event of an unavoidable delay.

There are two runways at Berlin Tegel Airport which can be landed in accordance with Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR).

Runway Length and width Surface
08R/26L 2,428 m × 46 m Asphalt
08L/26R 3,023 m × 46 m Asphalt

Transfers for Private Jet Passengers at Tegel

The airport is located just 11 kilometres northwest of the centre. Accessed via a slip road, the 111 motorway, which connects the Berlin Ring (A10) with the Berlin city motorway (A100). The journey to the city centre takes about 30 minutes by car. The airport’s car rental area can be found at the lower level near Terminal E, right by the parking area P2. Taxis can be found in the inner ring of Terminal A as well as in front of Terminals C and E.

Charter a Private Jet to Berlin Tegel and Experience the German Capital

Private flights to Berlin Tegel guarantee a maximum of comfort and luxury. To make your stay in the capital comfortable, we recommend staying in one of the city’s first-class hotels. Renowned hotels include the Ritz Carlton at Potsdamer Platz, the Hotel Adlon at Brandenburger Tor and the Hotel de Rome near Museum Island. Due to the central location of the hotels, sights such as the Regierungsviertel, the Berlin Palace and Alexanderplatz are within easy reach. Berlin offers a wide range of cultural events. A visit to the Deutsches Theater or the Staatsoper is certainly worthwhile. If you wish to bring back mementos of your Berlin trip, you'll be sure to find something on Kurfürstendamm, the most famous shopping street in Berlin. In the Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), the city’s famous department store, you can enjoy oysters and champagne after browsing the food halls.

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Airport Facts

  • Airport code: EDDT / TXL
  • Surface area: 461 ha
  • Altitude: 37 m (121 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 21,253,959 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 185,500 (2016)
  • Runway operating hours: 6am to 11pm
  • Runways: 2 (3,023 m, 2428 m)

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