Tegel (Berlin)

Tegel was the second airport I used in Berlin. My first visit was in June 2013, at which time TXL was the busiest airport serving the German capital.

Tegel from the air in 2005
Tegel from the air in 2005. An additional terminal has since been built, top center in this picture.
(Photo Tim Pritlove / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-2.0)

Tegel, named for the locality in the north-west of the city where it is situated, is the main hub of Air Berlin, which I also flew for the first time from here. The airport will have been part of aviation history for more than a hundred years when it closes after Berlin’s “new” Brandenburg airport finally opens.