No only helicopters will use it. A small Luftwaffe unit with just three Cougars. They might even limit flight movements to the north military apron leaving the Tegel runways open to remodeling.
At BER, actually at Schönfeld on the northern side, a new VIP building will take over all VIP aircraft. Possibly in the future more VIPs will be shuttled from BER to downtown by helicopter as traffic jams become harder with the new site more far away.
Seems odd to maintain that helicopter unit at Tegel Nord if there are no VIP jets to transfer anyone from & to. Or are there some kind of government buildings behind the Tegel Nord facility ?
Well, the chancellery and the Reichstag
It's about 15-20 minutes to TXL vs. 40-50 minutes to SXF. They won't need planes to transfer to if they're only going to Meseberg or Trinwillershagen
BER is intended to have a regional express service that will make limited stops from Hauptbahnhof (only Gesundbrunnen and Ostkreuz) and will take 29 minutes. There'll also be some other RB services making limited stops from the major Stadtbahn stations like Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse, and Zoo. In a few years, hopefully, the new route via Sudkreuz will open following some track work, and that will take only 20 minutes from Hauptbahnhof.
If memory serves right, there's also a lone Intercity connection via IC 17 to DRS and RLG with DB stating that other IC lines could be in the cards if that line works out.
Just as a side note: The new BER is farther away for our politicians than TXL. So they keep the Helicopters in TXL for our proud leaders, because these better thinking persons cannot afford the travel to BER in matter of time.
And these are the people that tell you to reduce and change your travels and best do everything by bicycle or walking. I would love to see Angie on a bike, going from Reichstag to BER. And best, together with obese Sigmar Gabriel on a tandem bike...
Exactly right, have the plebs stuck in traffic on the A100 or dealing with all the defects of BER while the leadership team continues to enjoy the convenience of TXL. Even second rate leaders don't use their bikes, not even within the city, let alone on their way to other towns.
Well documented from that time they used 16 limos for a "pedestrian summit": https://www.bz-berlin.de/landespolitik/ ... ngergipfel
Or when they use limousines to open new railroad routes. Beats sitting on the inaugural train first class. Their vote is clear.