Press release

Published: 20 October 2022, 12:20

More than one million passengers expected at BER
Start your autumn holiday safely with good travel preparation

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 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.”

The most important tips for the start of the holidays at BER

Check-in and baggage:

  • Online/check-in We advise our passengers to check-in online at home if their airlines offer this. Please check with your airline about this.
  • Online/security control: Passengers can reserve a time slot online for the security control from 72 hours before departure until one hour (Schengen) or 1.5 hours (non-Schengen) before departure. All information is available online:
  • At machines Passengers at BER can check themselves in and drop-off their baggage independently. Several airlines offer this service, either for baggage check-in only or additionally for printing their boarding pass. It is possible to use the machines from 3:30 am on the respective day of departure. Find out more information about this from your airline or online:
  • The evening before: 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 provide the option of fully checking in the evening before. Information on evening check-in:
  • At the check-in counter: You are also welcome to check in at the counter. Please have travel documents, proof of vaccination, recovery or test (“3G”), if applicable, and entry documents for the respective destination country ready.
  • After checking in at the terminal: Please go directly to the security control. The control points with the shortest waiting times are shown on the display panels, as well as in the app and on the airport’s website. The designated control lanes for the time slots booked with BER Runway are located in Terminal 1 in the middle main hall and are signposted.

Preparing for the security control: 

  • At home: When packing, be aware of the guidelines of the Federal Police and airlines regarding prohibited and dangerous items.
  • Liquids: Please place liquids in a transparent resealable bag according to regulations. Only one bag per passenger with a maximum volume of one litre is allowed, in which liquid containers of up to 100 ml respectively may be packed.
  • Electronic devices: Powerbanks and e-cigarettes are only allowed in cabin baggage.
  • Repacking in the terminal: There are preparation tables in front of the security controls in Terminal 1’s check-in hall where passengers can check their cabin baggage once again. Electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets, and any liquid bags must be removed from cabin baggage and presented separately at the control point.
  • Without checked baggage: Passengers with boarding passes and only cabin baggage can go directly to security control.

Necessary documents:

Transport information/travelling to the airport:

  • Construction work: Deutsche Bahn is carrying out major maintenance and construction work on rail services during the holidays and replacement rail services will be intermittently provided. Please find about what may affect you in good time:
  • Arrival by train: Getting to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 is the same. The station is located directly under Terminal 1. Please note that masks are compulsory on the train and in the station. Furthermore, we ask all passengers to continue wearing a mask in the terminals.
  • Parking: The short-term “Kiss & Fly” parking zone directly in front of the terminal entrance allows stopping to drop-off passengers free of charge for ten minutes. One hour’s parking in the car parks surrounding the terminal costs 5 euros and 7 euros in the multi-storey car parks. They can be used for both terminals and reserved online.

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  as well as at and via the Berlin Airport App:

Further information

Press office
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH
Visiting address

Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg
Operating Area BER North
Willy-Brandt-Straße 1
12529 Schönefeld