Tour Terminal 2
Tour Terminal 2

Terminal 2 at BER off to a flying start

Published: 24 March 2022, 10:45 AM

Operations at Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) begin today. The main user will be the airline Ryanair. Terminal 2 serves as a check-in building for departures and arrivals. It is connected to the departure gates in Terminal 1's North Pier via two bridges. It was completed at the end of September 2020 before BER’s opening. However, it has not yet been used due to the low number of passengers during the corona pandemic. 

Aletta von Massenbach, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH:

Rundgang Terminal 2 © Ekaterina Zershchikova / Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH

“We are pleased that Terminal 2 is finally open. Ryanair receives its passengers here. The preparations that have been going on for weeks and the trial runs that we have carried out together with our partners have all been completed successfully. At Easter we expect up to 70,000 passengers per day, including more than 10,000 guests in Terminal 2.” 

Karl-Heinz Weidner, President of the Federal Police Headquarters Berlin: “We are pleased that we can make a significant contribution to the improved service at BER Airport in Terminal 2 with eight state-of-the-art aviation security lanes. Our significantly longer security lanes lead to increased flexibility and improved processes. As a result, and in collaboration with our security service provider Securitas, we have almost doubled throughput per lane.”

Rundgang Terminal 2 © Ekaterina Zershchikova / Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH

The first departure from BER’s new terminal will be operated by Irish airline Ryanair today. In the following days, all Ryanair departures will be handled in T2. From the beginning of April, arrivals from Ryanair and some arrivals from other airlines will also be handled via T2. 

Passagiere und Abholer werden gebeten, sich im Vorfeld über das jeweilige Terminal zu informieren. Bei der Anfahrt mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln, Auto oder Taxi ändert sich nichts. Die bestehende Infrastruktur steht gleichermaßen für beide Terminals zur Verfügung. Vom Terminal 1 ist es lediglich ein kurzer Fußweg zum Terminal 2. 

Terminal 2 in Facts & Figures

Terminal area

  • Gross area: 23,000 m²

Terminal building

  • Length: 240 m
  • Width: 40 m
  • Height: 15 m
  • 12,500 m³ concrete
  • 1,700 t steel

Terminal levels

  • Level E0 – Check-in, retail, restaurants, arrival level incl. baggage reclaim
  • Level E1 – Security controls, retail, restaurants, T1 connection (North Pier)

Facilities at Terminal 2

  • Self-service check-in facilities (19 kiosks and 16 bag-drop machines)
  • Security controls: 8 double lanes on level E1
  • Baggage reclaim with three carousels

Terminal 2 capacity 

  • Terminal 2 is designed for six million passengers a year. 

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