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Airport Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI)
The Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI) will be Berlin's
new central airport, taking over from Tegel, Schönefeld and the now-closed Tempelhof. It is currently being built on and next to the site of
the existing Schönefeld Airport, but completion has been delayed time and time again. Previously scheduled to open on October 27th, 2013, the airport will now not be opened until some time in
The new airport's IATA Code will be BER.
BBI will be served by a range of public transport options, including bus, S-Bahn and regional trains. Trains will stop at Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg station, currently under construction. BBI will not have an U-Bahn connection; nearest station is Rudow on the U7, around 10 ~ 15 minutes away by bus.
Guided tours of the airport construction site are available - see here for details.
For visitors interested in the BBI construction site, an observation tower ("Infotower", see image on the right) has been constructed. While access was originally limited to organised tours daily, it is now open to anyone during the advertised opening times; entrance 2 Euros per vistor (child discounts available). More information is available on the BBI's website here. Note that opening times are subject to change at short notice - check with BBI before making a trip.
The Berlin-Brandenburg airport authority has more details on its website: