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Schoenefeld Airport Private Jet Charter

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Airport Hours and Location

Schoenefeld Airport is open 24 hours every day. It is located about 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of downtown Seattle, Washington.

Nearby Aircraft

Private jets available for charter to and from Boeing Field International Airport include the Citation CJ3, Premier IA, and Learjet 31A light jets; the Learjet 60, Citation III and Hawker 900 XP midsize jets; and the Legacy 600, Falcon 2000 LX and Challenger 604 large jets

Runways

Schoenefeld Airport has two runways. One is 11,811 feet (3,600 m) long and a southern runway with a length of 13 123 (4,000 m). The distance between the runways is 1.18 miles (1.9 km) so that they can be operated independently. 

Airport Amenities

Schoenefeld Airport offers a wide range of top-notch airport amenities to its elite private jet travelers. These include vehicle-to-plane ramp access and luxurious ground transportation as well as conference rooms, private passenger lounges and hotel booking services.

Private Jet Charter to and from Schoenefeld Airport

Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Schoenefeld Airport. Berlin Schönefeld Airport owes its life to construction delays. Scheduled for closure more than a decade ago when planning began for a new Berlin airport, Schönefeld got a reprieve as construction lagged and air traffic increased. It will now remain standing – enlarged and modernized even – when the new – and contiguous – Berlin Brandenburg Airport (hopefully) opens in 2020.

What is Berlin Schönefeld Airport’s code?

IATA code is SXF; ICAO is EDDB.

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Airport Information

Where is Berlin Schönefeld located?

Schönefeld Airport, one of Berlin’s two international airports, is located 11 miles southeast of the center of Berlin. It sits on the southern perimeter of Berlin near the town of Schönefeld in the Brandenburg district. A four-lane federal road (B96a) connects Autobahn A113 directly into the airport.

There is a train station at the airport that takes passengers to the city in 30 minutes.

Can I charter a private jet at Berlin Schönefeld?

Yes, it’s easy to rent a private jet into or out of Berlin Schönefeld Airport from Paramount Business Jets and other airline brokers.

The general aviation terminal, located in the southern part of Berlin Schönefeld Airport, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is operated by BAS Berlin Aviation Service.

If you hire a private charter jet at SXF, all passengers and aircraft must be handled by authorized ground crews. Self-handling is not allowed.

How big is Berlin Schönefeld Airport?

Schönefeld Airport

Aerial view of Berlin Schönefeld Airport. Picture Source.

In 2017, Schönefeld became Germany’s fastest growing airport, passing up Cologne/Bonn Airport for the first time. Its 13 million passengers that year were a 10 percent increase over the year before.

The airport operates five terminals -- A, B, C, D departures, D arrivals -- plus a general aviation terminal (Allgemeine Luftfahrt) on its 2.5 square mile site.

The terminals have a total area of about 200,000 square feet.

There are 47 check-in desks in the terminals.

The runway is 12,000 feet long.

The airport has restaurants, shops and a terrace on the roof of Terminal A where visitors can watch planes coming and going.

What to expect at Schönefeld

“Passengers at Schönefeld Airport can expect a diverse offering both before and after check-in. Spacious duty-free walk-through shops invite passengers to have a browse after the security checkpoints in Terminal A and D. Just a few steps further and you will find interesting shops selling fancy souvenirs and many other accessories and specialities, as well as best-sellers from the convenience & books/print media area,” according to a 2018 press kit provided by the Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

“Given that all terminals are linked to each other in the security sector, passengers can benefit from all of the offerings before departing, regardless of the gate from which they are flying. The offering has been significantly expanded in recent months in the public area.

“A trendy fashion and souvenir concept is waiting to be discovered in Terminal A. Travelers and visitors are provided here with a culinary concept offering the finest freshly prepared fast food and a small supermarket for making your first or last purchases.”

Is Schönefeld going to close?

No. After a decade of indecision and drama, it was announced at the end of 2017 that Schönefeld would remain open even after the new Berlin Brandenburg (BER), to be built at the same location, is finished in 2020.

After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the city planned to close the two existing international airports, Schönefeld (SXF) and Tegel Airport (TXL) and build one big one, Berlin Brandenburg (BER), to replace them both. Before the reunification, Schönefeld was used to serve East Germany and Tegel, the larger of the two, was used to serve West Germany.

They were both old, in need of renovation and not large enough to handle the growing number of air travelers into and out of Berlin.

Schönefeld enlarged as stopgap

In 2016-2017, Schönefeld Airport’s terminal, security area, and check-in area were upgraded and expanded to ease overcrowding until Berlin Brandenburg opens – now projected for 2020-2021.

In the early stages of planning for a new airport, Schönefeld was going to be closed when the new airport – construction started in 2006 -- was opened in 2011. Then, it was going to be closed when the new airport’s opening was scheduled for 2012.

Even before all the delays, cost overruns, poor construction, planning, corruption and failure to meet safety codes jettisoned the opening date into 2020 or 2021, airport officials knew something had to be done in the meantime. So, Schönefeld was enlarged but was still set to close several years after the new airport opened. However, due to its growing number of passengers, it appears Schönefeld Airport will remain open indefinitely as an additional terminal. Schönefeld's terminals will be used to handle low-cost carriers.

As it morphs into Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), the land on which Schönefeld Airport sits will be enlarged to 6 square miles. Its extended runway will become BER’s north runway. The south runway will be a new 13,000-foot runway.

Additional air traffic means additional ground traffic. Creating new traffic patterns to alleviate the bottlenecks has become part of the airport’s plan.

The future

Eventually, Tegel International Airport will be closed and all air traffic will fly into Schönefeld/Brandenburg Airport. Industry – especially as aerospace -- is expected to grow in the area.

It is already the location of much of Germany’s aerospace industry with more than 20,000 workers employed at Berlin airports. There are also 15 technical colleges and universities that focus on the aerospace industry.

Already increasing air traffic is expected to increase even more when BER opens and adds more long-distance routes that can be scheduled to fly out of Berlin.

Fly in via private jet for the Berlin Film Festival

Schönefeld Airport

Charter a Private Jet to the Berlin Film Festival.

A half million people converge on Berlin every February to watch hundreds of the best films from around the world at the Berlin Film Festival.

It’s easy to charter a private jet into Schönefeld for the Berlin Film Festival.

Called the Berlinale, the festival, first held in 1951, is considered as prestigious as the film festivals in Venice and Cannes.

Some 20 films – there is an emphasis on European and American movies -- compete for top awards, including the Golden Bear for the best feature film and Silver Bears in numerous other categories.

In addition to the screenings, there is a trade fair, the European Film Market, for those in the industry, including distributors, producers and financiers; a week-long series of lectures and workshops for young filmmakers; panel discussions; and programs focused on looking at ways film and other arts interact.

History of Schönefeld

Only a month after the fall of the Berlin Wall, discussions began about the need to have one airport to service all of Berlin. Talks intensified after reunification the following year.

They may not have had to move heaven and earth to get this new airport built, but they did have to move two villages. More than 300 residents of Diepensee were paid to move to Königs Wusterhausen, and 35 villagers in Selchow were resettled in Grossziethen.

Here are some important dates in the history of the airports:

  • 1934: The Henschel Aircraft Plant starts building aircraft in Schönefeld. Three runways are built.
  • 1946: The Soviet airline Aeroflot starts a scheduled service between Moscow and Schöenefeld.
  • 1960: The airport is used by West Germans to get to places such as Prague and Budapest.
  • 1963: A bus line starts operating between Charlottenburg (West Berlin) and Schönefeld Airport.
  • 1969: The airport handles more than one million passengers per year.
  • 1976: Terminal A opens.
  • 1985: Terminals B and C open.
  • 1990: Plans for a new Berlin Airport begin immediately after reunification. The proposed locations are Jüterbog, Schönefeld and Sperenberg.
  • 1991: The airport is closed down after German reunification, being used only by the air force.
  • 1996: Berlin, Brandenburg and the Federal Republic of Germany agree to build an international airport at a significantly enlarged Schönefeld Airport.
  • 2003: The airport, which had been used for charter flights in the 1990s, starts to pick up commercial low-cost airlines.
  • 2009: It is decided to add Willy Brandt, the 1971 Nobel Peace laureate of who served as mayor of West Berlin from 1957 to 1966, to the name of the airport.
  • 2010: Business is booming. With low-cost carriers accounting for more than 80 percent of air traffic, Schönefeld handles some 7.3 million passengers.
  • 2011: The Ministry of Transport in Potsdam approves the application for the new government airport in Schönefeld. Testing and trial runs begin at the new Brandenburg Airport.

The Berlin ExpoCenter Airport is built at the airport. It will host the ILA Berlin Air Show, the third largest in the world.

  • 2012: Brandenburg (BER) undergoes – and fails – a trail run of the new airport. Some 10,000 test passengers from Berlin and Brandenburg tested their new airport in May. All airport procedures – from check-in through security checks to boarding – were tested. The June opening date was canceled.
  • 2015: The runway at Schönefeld Airport, which will later become the BER north runway, is renovated.

Runway information

RunwayLength (ft)Width (ft)Surface TypeElevation (ft)
25L/07R9843148ASP156.88525
25R/07L8891148CON156.88525

FBOs at Schoenefeld Airport, EDDB, SXF

NameAddress
Aviation Handling Service
Feras Germany Gmbh
Signature Flight SupportGENERAL AVIATION TERMINAL, BERLIN D12529
Acciona Airport Services GmbhACCIONA AIRPORT SERVICE
SwissportFLUGHAFEN BERLIN-SCHONEFELD
Globeground
B.L.A.S. Airport Service
Lufthansa Bombardier Avia SvcsLUFTHANSE
Execujet Europe
Bas Berlin Aviation Service GmbhBERLIN SCHONEFELD AIRPORT GAT BLG Y018, RM 130, GEORG-WULF-STR. 3 D-12529 BERLIN, Germany
Windrose AirFlughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Georg-Wulf-Str. 3 · GAT 12529 Schoenefeld Germany
Vip Aviation Berlin GmbhAIRPORT SCHONEFELD GAT / GEB.Y018 BERLIN, BERLIN D-12521 GERMANY
Jet AviationBerlin Schönefeld airport
Evo Jet Services

METAR Weather

Schoenefeld Airport
  • Weather Sunny
  • Observed 12:51 PM
  • Temperature 24 °C, 75 °F
  • Preticipation 0.3 mm
  • Humidity 50%
  • Pressure 1017 mb
  • Cloud Cover 0%
  • Visibility 10%
  • Wind Speed: 2mph, 4km/h
  • Wind Direction: 246°, WSW

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.

  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.

  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.

  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.

  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.

  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.

  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.

  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.

  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.

  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.

  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!

  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.

  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.

  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.

  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.

  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.

  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.

  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.

  • What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.

  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.

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