Schönefeld Airport became part of the new BER airport on 31 October 2020 and was renamed Terminal 5. Since 23 February 2021, the terminal has been temporarily closed due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. For information on available connections, please check our new BER airport page:
Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) in the south-east of the city was one of Greater Berlin’s two international commercial airports. From 1945 right until the fall of the Berlin Wall, Schönefeld Airport was the German Democratic Republic’s central airport, connecting the country to the Eastern Block. In the two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, it became a popular destination for budget airlines. In 2018 alone, the airport handled a passenger volume of 12.7 million.
After Berlin Brandenburg Airport opened, Schönefeld became part of the new Airport as Terminal 5 – and lost its own name. On 23 February 2021, the ongoing Covid-19 crisis caused the temporary closure of Terminal 5.