More than 1.1 million passengers are expected at BER Airport during the autumn holiday travel period in Berlin and Brandenburg between 21 October and 6 November. This is around 200,000 more passengers than in the same period last year. The daily passenger volume will shift between 60,000 and 80,000 passengers during the holidays. The busiest autumn day is expected to be Friday 21 October. 335,000 people flew out of the capital region for the autumn holidays in 2020, whereas 1.8 million passengers were counted in 2019.
63 airlines will be flying from the capital region’s airport to 128 destinations in 50 countries during the holidays. City breaks to European metropolises are especially popular and the Mediterranean remains the most popular holiday destination in autumn. Antalya is the number one destination. Overall, more than 7,500 take-offs and landings are planned during the holidays. An average of around 450 aircraft will use BER every day.
The airport company recommends that all passengers arrive at their respective terminal two-and-a-half hours before departure and proceed to security control immediately after checking in.
easyJet passengers have the additional option of using the bag drop the evening beforehand and checking in their baggage for flights the next morning after checking in online. Lufthansa and Eurowings also provide the option of fully checking in the evening before.
Many airlines also offer self-service check-in or self-service bag drop, which can save time. 99 machines are available to BER passengers in Terminal 1 and 19 in Terminal 2.
The BER Runway service provides more planning security for security control. Passengers can reserve their spot at the security control in Terminal 1 at berlin-airport.de. Bookings can be made from 72 hours before departure up to 1.5 hours before take-off for flights outside the Schengen zone or one hour before departure within the Schengen member states.
Aletta von Massenbach, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “We are looking forward to more than one million passengers during the autumn holidays. Travel offers at BER have increased this year compared to 2021. We are expecting 200,000 more passengers compared to the autumn holidays last year, to whom we can offer 128 destinations in 50 countries.”
Thomas Hoff Andersson, Chief Operations Officer, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “The airport company team and all partners at BER are again preparing extensively for the upcoming travel season. Our additional service team will also support passengers in the terminal during the autumn holidays. We ask that passengers follow our travel advice. It includes tips on the how to save time, such as self-service check-in and reserving access to security control with BER Runway. More than 100,000 travellers have booked and used slots for the security controls since 25 August.”
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Transport information/travelling to the airport:
Contact and online services
The staff at the Passenger Information Centre can help on site and by telephone at the local rate on +49 30 6091 6091 0.
Passengers can also obtain service information and additional travel information via www.twitter.com/berlinairport as well as at berlin-airport.de and via the Berlin Airport App: https://app.berlin-airport.de
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg
Operating Area BER North