What I wrote in 2009 still holds true: “I love Berlin and am a dedicated Charlottenburger. Upon arrival, the plane bumping down on drifting clouds, tilting its wings toward Alexanderplatz, thundering in over Wedding and slamming down at Tegel airport runway, I am washed over with gladness.” But for how much longer will this statement be valid? The end of Tegel airport is drawing closer by the minute. Merely one and a half year is left until the entire airbourne traffic to and from Berlin will happen at glorious BBI, located somewhere between Dresden and Leipzig, seen from my point of view. Berlin’s northern districts, e.g. Reinickendorf and Wedding – once proud home of blue-collar workers – being handicapped areas ever since the producing industries have shut down one by one, will further lose out on attractivity. Tegel airport being a throbbing lifeline. Quite different to the public uproar prior to the closure of Tempelhof airport in 2008, nobody is protesting now. I can not understand this. I used to say that I will go and apply for my emigration papers as soon as they go through with their plans to shut down Tegel. That was at a time when I still believed, nobody would let that happen. Ever since the Tempelhof experience, I was not so sure anymore. And now I am worried.