The metropolitan region Berlin-Brandenburg can look back on a long history of aviation stretching from the former airfield in Johannisthal, one of the very first airfields in Germany, to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt. In the years immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall, three airports were operated in the German capital: Tegel Airport, Tempelhof Airport and Schönefeld Airport. Tempelhof was closed in 2008. When the new airport opens, all air traffic in Germany’s capital region will be concentrated in the south-east of Berlin. The key capital airports at a glance.