The German low-cost carrier and Lufthansa Subsidiary germanwings will move all Berlin flights from Schönefeld Airport SXF to Tegel Airport TXL as of October 28, when the winter schedule start. Germanwings has currently based two Airbus A319 in Berlin and is operating flights from here to Cologne, Heraklion, Maastrich-Aachen, Munich, Prishtina, Pula, Rijeka and Stuttgart. In the past, germanwings has offered more flights, but when Lufthansa started a lot of floghts from Berlin for lower fares, than usual, germanwings cutted down the network from Berlin. Lufthansa is going cheaper, while germanwings increase it´s service level, so the difference between the airlines gets smaller and smaller. In 2013 Lufthansa will decide, if it will drop the germanwings brand.
The reason for the change of airport was, that Lufthansa want´s to concentrate i´ts Berlin business on one airport, until the new Berlin Airport will open (It had should be opened in July, but due to several problems the opening were delayed just a few weeks, before it should open. It will not open before October 2013, but it is to expects, that it will last longer.) . Lufthansa and germanwings are interlining partners.