Press release

Published: 29 March 2023, 13:15


Easter travel begins at BER Airport
More than 1.1 million passengers fly to 123 destinations


The last day of school before the Easter holidays on March 31 marks the start of Easter travel in Berlin and Brandenburg. During the holiday season from 31 March to 16 April, flights to 123 destinations will be offered from the capital's airport. 56 airlines serve destinations in 47 countries.

Around 1.15 million passengers and some 7,500 take-offs and landings are expected at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. On the individual days of the holiday, an average of around 68,000 passengers pass through BER. The main travel days, each with around 77,000 passengers, are expected to be on 2 April at the start of the holidays and on 16 April at the end of Easter period, both Sundays. During peak periods of holiday traffic, additional BERteam personnel will again be on hand to welcome and assist passengers in the terminals.

At Easter, travellers from the region are drawn to the European metropolises, to the Mediterranean and also to far-flung destinations. Amsterdam, Antalya, Paris, Zurich and Palma de Mallorca are at the top of the list of the most popular holiday and city destinations. The preferred countries for long-distance travellers from BER at Easter are Egypt, Qatar, USA, Singapore, Dubai and Tunisia.

For a relaxed start to the Easter holiday, passengers are advised to check in online at home if possible, to book a timeslot for their security check via BER Runway from 72 hours before departure and to arrive at the terminal 2.5 hours before departure.

The most important tips for starting your holiday at BER

Prior to travel

Online, through your airline: We advise our passengers to check in online from home if their airline offers it. Please check with your airline and online: Online-Check-in

Online with BER: Reserve your free of charge timeslot for security checks via BER Runway from 72 hours before departure: BER Runway

Baggage: When packing, pay attention to the regulations of the federal police and airlines regarding prohibited and dangerous items and find out more online: Security control 

ID documents: Find out about the identification documents you need before you travel. Your ID card may not be sufficient and you will need additional documents.

The night before: easyJet passengers have the option of checking in their baggage for flights up to 9.30 a.m. on the following day at the airport the evening before (bag drop). Lufthansa and Eurowings passengers can check in the evening before for flights leaving over the entire following day. Details about checking in the evening before departure: information about Check-in the evening before

Getting here

Please be at the terminal 2.5 hours before departure.

Find out about the timetables and any restrictions on train connections to BER in good time before departure.

Arriving by train: Getting to Terminal 1 is the same as getting to Terminal 2. The train station is located directly under Terminal 1.

Parking: In the “Kiss & Fly” short-term parking zone directly in front of the terminal entrance, stopping is free for ten minutes for boarding and alighting. One hour of parking in the car parks near the terminal costs 5 euros, in the multi-storey car parks prices start at 3.50 euros for half an hour. They can be used for both terminals and reserved online: parking

At the airport

At the check-in machines: At BER, passengers can check in themselves and their luggage independently. Many airlines offer this service. The machines can be used for early departures from 3.30 a.m. on the actual departure day. You can get information about this from your airline or online: Self Service

At the check-in desk: You are also free to use the check-in desk. Please have your travel documents ready for check-in.

After checking in at the terminal: Please go straight to security. The security controls with the shortest waiting times are displayed on the airport display boards, in the app and on the airport website. Passengers can get to their gates through any security control in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Liquids: Please pack liquids in a clear, resealable bag as per regulations. Only one bag with a volume of up to one litre is permitted. Liquids must be stowed in containers of no more than 100ml each in the bag.

Electronic equipment: Power banks and e-cigarettes are only permitted in hand luggage.

Repacking in the terminal: In front of the security controls in the check-in hall of Terminal 1, you’ll find preparation tables where passengers can check their hand luggage again. Please take electronic devices such as laptops and tablets, as well as liquid bags, out of your hand luggage and present them separately at security control.

Without checked baggage: Passengers with a boarding pass and hand luggage only can proceed directly to security.

EasyPass: If you already have a new generation passport, you can use automatic passport control at exit for flights to non-Schengen destinations. This does not apply to children's passports.

Contact and online services

The passenger information staff will help on-site and by telephone at the local rate on +49 30 6091 6091 0.

Passengers can also receive service information and additional travel information from



• The Berlin Airport app

Additional information

About baggage regulations

Travel advice from the Federal Police

The Sicher Reisen app from the Federal Foreign Office provides travel and safety information, checklists for preparing for the trip (from entry to health and customs), addresses of the consular representation of the destination country in Germany and the most important country information at a glance: app

IATA, the international airline umbrella organisation, provides worldwide travel advice: IATA

Shops and restaurants at BER, as well as further service information are available to passengers here

If you want to spend your waiting time away from the hustle and bustle at the airport, just simply book one of our lounges. Reserve your access online: reservation


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