On 27 October, Air Berlin concluded operations after 38 years. The carrier ended its flying with a special flight from Munich to Berlin, which operated with the callsign BER4EVR.

Departure salute

BER4EVR receives a water cannon salute prior to departing Munich

Air Berlin staff, media, and onlookers gathered in Munich to send off the final flight with a water cannon salute. The flight, AB6210 flew with a special one-time callsign BER4EVR.

The flight

The full track of BER4EVR

The flight departed normally, then upon reaching Berlin made two circling passes over the city before landing at Berlin-Tegel Airport.

? See playback of BER4EVR

BER4EVR’s tour of Berlin before landing

Arrival in Berlin

BER4EVR is greeted by a quadruple water cannon salute in Berlin

The aircraft was greeted not by a standard dual water cannon salute, but by a quadruple cannon salute and hundreds of airline and airport employees on the apron.

A warm welcome in Berlin for the final Air Berlin flight

Christmas at Air Berlin

Air Berlin also became known for their new ‘Flying home for Christmas’ special livery. You can see the liveries from 2011 to the last one from 2015 below.

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Photo credits: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Featured Image © Danny Kahra

Send this to a friend