Press release

Published: 06 April 2022, 09:00 AM

Easter holiday traffic at BER
Over a million passengers expected – 126 destinations served from BER 

The Easter period, with two weeks of school holidays in Berlin and Brandenburg, is one of the most popular holiday seasons.

During the holiday period from 8. to 24. April, 55 airlines will operate flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to126 destinations in 49 countries on four continents. Among the most popular destinations are the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands, Scandinavia and major European cities such as Istanbul, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome and many more. Added to this are the long-haul connections: FTI/Smartlynx flies direct to Dubai, Qatar Airways to Doha, Scoot connects BER with Singapore, and United Airlines flies from BER to New York.

In total, more than a million passengers are expected at BER over the Easter holidays. The busiest days will be the last school day before the holidays - 8. April 2022 - and the Sunday before the schools return on 24. April 2022, with over 70,000 passengers expected on each of these days. Within the Easter holidays, 50.000 to 65,0000 passengers will use BER every day.

Aletta von Massenbach, CEO, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “When I walk through the terminals these days, I sense our passengers clearly looking forward to holidays and flying again. We expected to see around a million passengers over the Easter holidays. It shows that the desire to travel is returning. This development is encouraging for everybody at the airport, but it also presents challenges. The airport company, the police authorities, the airlines and all the service providers at BER will need to work hard to ensure smooth operations. If there are then absences in the already tense staffing situation, we may experience some delays.”

Terminal 1 or Terminal 2

Easter traffic at BER will operate using both terminals. All Ryanair flights depart from Terminal 2. In addition to Ryanair arrivals, arrivals from other airlines will be routed through Terminal 2; passenger will then collect their baggage there. Passengers and anyone meeting passengers can find the relevant terminal on the website, in the app and on the airport display boards as well as from their airline.

Corona continues to impact processes

For passengers travelling abroad, there may still be pandemic-related country-specific requirements that slow down processes at the airport. More time should be allowed at certain points such as check-in or at the security checks. In addition, staff absences due to illness and occasional staff shortages among our process partners mean that longer waiting times cannot always be ruled out. At peak times in the early morning and in the evening in particular, passengers absolutely must allow enough time, and prepare as well as possible for their flight. Detailed advice for passengers on how to prepare for their journey can be found in the overview below.

Key travel tips for BER at Easter

Before your travel

  • Documents: Check with the airline, tour operator or at https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/app-sicher-reisen/350382 for what documents are required for entry into the holiday destination. NOTE: Vaccination, recovery or test certificates as well as country-specific entry forms may also be required.
  • Baggage: Pack correctly and note the airline’s baggage regulations for hand baggage. Repacking at the check-in or during the security checks will slow down the process for everyone.
  • Plan your arrival: Getting to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 is the same. The railway station immediately beneath Terminal 1 and the car parks can be used for both departure points.
  • Arrival time: Please allow plenty of time to get to the airport. Due to Corona, transport services may be subject to restrictions and cancellations. Check the flight status before setting off.

At the airport

  • Get to the airport in plenty of time: Be in the terminal at least two hours before departure.
  • Show consideration: Be aware of Corona recommendations such as social distancing and wearing masks.
  • Have everything to hand: Have travel documents, vaccination, recovery or test (3G) certificates where applicable as well as entry documents for the respective destination ready in good time at the check-in.
  • Save time: Use self-check-in where the airline offers this service.  Following check-in, head immediately to the security checks. The security checkpoints with the shortest waiting times are shown on the display boards in the airport and in the app and on the airport’s website.
  • The right way to wait: Anyone dropping off or collecting passengers from the airport is requested to wait in front of the terminal building. The short-term ‘Kiss & Fly’ parking zone directly in front of the terminal entrance allows stopping to unload and load free of charge for ten minutes. One hour’s parking in the parking spaces close to the terminal costs five euro, and seven euro in the car parks.

Contact and online services

Staff at the passenger information desk are available to help you at the airport and over the phone at local rates on +49 30 6091 6091 0. Passengers can also obtain service information and further travel information via www.twitter.com/berlinairport as well as at www.berlin-airport.de and via the Berlin Airport app.

Further information

Press office
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH
Visiting address

Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg
Betriebsbereich Nord / Terminal 5
Willy-Brandt-Straße 1
12529 Schönefeld