The city is served by three airports:
Tegel International Airport (TXL)
Located in the north-west of the city; the main airport for the flag carriers (Lufthansa, BA, Air France, KLM, Delta etc) and hub for domestic flights as well as those from western Europe and the USA.
Southeast of the city centre; increasingly the focus for low-cost airlines (e.g. Ryanair, Easyjet and GermanWings) and charter flights in addition to traffic from Asia and eastern Europe.
Construction of the new Airport Berlin Brandenburg International has started at Schönefeld and the new airport is scheduled for opening in 2011. After this, all air traffic in the Berlin-Brandenburg region will be bundled at BBI, and other airports in the region closed down.
A small relic of the pre-war era due for closure in March 2007, Tempelhof is located immediately south of the city centre but has only a small number of connections serviced mainly by domestic and European flights (Eurowings, DBA, Windrose Air, SN Brussels and numerous minor business carriers).