Berlin is Germany's third-largest airport location. In order to create the capacities required for the future, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt is currently being built. All air traffic in Germany's capital region will be concentrated in the south-east of Berlin.
The first step towards this goal was the closure of Tempelhof Airport on 30 October 2008. The closure of Tegel Airport is due to follow when the new airport opens.