Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Schönefeld - IFA by helicopter
Schönefeld Airport's main attraction is its role as a low-cost airlines hub. Unfortunately it's also a fair slog from the city centre, as anyone flying in for one of Berlin's frequent exhibitions and shows such as the IFA soon finds out.
So for anyone not willing to navigate the (actually quite good) train system, or risk a conversation with one of Berlin's many friendly taxi drivers, or is just in a hurry, Germanwings is testing a helicopter shuttle service from the airport to the Messegelände, with a flight time of just 5 (yes, five) minutes. Prices begin from €29, which compares well to the price of a taxi.
If successful, the shuttle service will be continued for other major exhibitions.
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