Berlin Brandenburg Airport "Willy Brandt" (German: Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg „Willy Brandt“) (IATA: BER, ICAO: EDDB) is an new Berlin international airport and main airport of the capital of Germany, just south of the former East Berlin Schönefeld Airport (Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld ) (IATA: SXF, ICAO: EDDB) was the secondary international airport of Berlin. It is located 18 km southeast of Berlin near the town of Schönefeld in the state of Brandenburg and borders Berlin's southern boundary. It is the smaller of the two airports in Berlin, after Berlin Tegel Airport. In 2017 the airport handled 12.9 million passengers by serving mainly European metropolitan and leisure destinations. Schönefeld Airport was the major civil airport of East Germany (GDR) and the only airport of the former East Berlin. Which opened as an airfield to accommodate the local Henschel aircraft plant on 15 October 1934. On 22 April 1945, Soviet troops occupied the airfield as part of the Battle of Berlin. In 1946, the headquarters of the Soviet Air Forces moved to Schönefeld from Johannisthal Air Field. During the following years Schönefeld Airport became the most important civilian airport in the newly founded German Democratic Republic (East Germany), with national flag carrier Interflug based there. In 1976, the modern passenger terminal, currently known as Terminal A, opened.
On 31 October 2020 the Schönefeld name and airport code are slated to cease use with large parts of its infrastructure being incorporated into the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (IATA: BER, ICAO: EDDB) as its Terminal 5 with its sections renamed to L, K, Q and M. Schönefeld's terminal buildings are intended to be used until at least 2026 with Ryanair as their primary tenant.