Because the commonly used acronym BBI IATA airport code is already taken for the Indian airport Bhubaneswar, Berlin Brandenburg
international got assigned the code BER, who was of Berlin
airport until the opening as a metropolitan area code for all three airports in Berlin
Minister-President Matthias Platzeck, himself a member of the Supervisory Board of the airport company, proposed in October 2007 as
future name or nickname "Willy Brandt" before. The CDU suggested "Marlene Dietrich" and "Albert Einstein". The FDP is for "Gustav Stresemann" or a
Major sponsor; the Greens for "Otto Lilienthal" (what the name of the current airport Berlin
-Tegel is already, which coincide with the opening of BER)
(be concluded is). Another proposal was brought into play by the Brandenburg
SPD: "Airport of German unity".
The decision was made to the name airport Berlin Brandenburg
- Willy brand. In the International Airport Berlin Brandenburg
airport will be known.
Berlin Brandenburg Airport
"A major airport for Berlin", or "From three make one!" At Berlin's changing history, it is not surprising that air transport not concentrated as in other cities on a hub, but distributed at three airports. After the reunification, it was however decided that the German capital Gets an airport, is worthy of her: a hub, which brings together the movements of Tegel, Tempelhof and Schoenefeld and developed into a hub between East and West.
Schönefeld should be expanded to the airport Berlin Brandenburg
international, short BER. The required closing of Tegel and Tempelhof was written in the operating licence of BER. Thus, the fear that the project of a large airport by the existence of two other, competing with him airports to failure is doomed, should be given out.
This plan was in 1996 and supported by judicial decisions. Resistance was formed against the planned closure of the emblematic airport in 2008: landed during the Berlin
blockade the so-called Raisin in Tempelhof and thereby ensured the supply of the closed city.