From a global perspective, there are free transport options at almost all airports with terminals that are very far apart. For example buses, at some airports there are train-like offers. Of course, exceptions confirm the rule, but an absurd discussion is now emerging at BER Airport.
The handling buildings of today's Schönefeld Airport will be managed as Terminal 5 after the BER building has gone into operation. To this end, the operating company has already adapted the names of the gates. The crux of the matter, however, is that Terminals 1 + 2 and 5 are extremely far apart. Put simply, at the other end of the site. It is therefore necessary to connect them to one another with a means of transport in order to enable transfer passengers to change the terminal hall. Or even simpler: it happens again and again that travelers accidentally or in ignorance drive to the wrong terminal.
According to a report in the local newspaper MOZ Up until now, BER had planned that the transport between the two terminals would be carried out using the normal local transport connections, i.e. buses and trains. The normal ticket prices should be paid for this. The passenger association Pro Bahn strongly criticized this, because the different tariff systems of the two local associations are likely to be almost invisible for non-Berliners or non-Brandenburgers who only want to get from one terminal to the other.
The lobby group is therefore unequivocally demanding that the airport company set up a free shuttle bus, as is common at most major airports. It is also pointed out that this is the international standard and thus made a swipe at the fact that BER always markets itself to the public as a major airport.
Construction site manager Engelbert Lütke Daldrup reacted and described the proposal as fundamentally sensible. They are working on implementing this together with the Brandenburg transport association, the BER managing director told the newspaper. Probably quite late, but not surprising at BER.