Terminal case – Berlin Tegel Airport was scheduled to be decommissioned by 2012. Two years later it's still going strong.
Aviation history – Tegel's involvement in aviation began in 1896 when a military barracks was built for an airship battalion. In World War II it became a rocket testing site and then an air force training ground.
Berlin Airlift – French forces agreed to build an airport after the Berlin blockade began in 1948. Tegel took shape in just 90 days.