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The Easter season, with two weeks of school holidays in Berlin and Brandenburg, is one of the most popular holiday seasons. In the period from 8 April to 24 April, 55 airlines fly from BER to 126 destinations in 49 countries on four continents. The most popular destinations include Scandinavia, the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands and major European cities such as Istanbul, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome and many more. In addition, there are long-haul connections: FTI/Smartlynx flies directly to Dubai, Qatar Airways to Doha, Scoot connects BER with Singapore and United Airlines flies from BER to Newark/New York.
In total, more than one 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 school starts on 24 April 2022, when more than 70,000 passengers are expected each day. Within the Easter holidays, 50,000 to 65,000 passengers will use BER daily.
For air travel abroad, there are still pandemic-related country-specific requirements that make flying more complex and slow down processes at the airport. In addition, longer waiting times cannot always be ruled out due to sickness-related absences and occasional staff shortages at process partners. At some points, such as check-in or passport and security control, passengers are asked to allow more time than before the pandemic. Especially at peak times in the early morning and in the evening, passengers should definitely plan enough time and prepare for the flight as best as possible.
Detailed recommendations for preparing the journey for passengers as well as for supporting the processes on site are clearly compiled below.
Passengers and meeters & greeters are asked to find out in advance whether their departure or arrival is in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. For each flight, the digital display boards at the airport, on the website and in the app indicate whether take-off or landing is at T1 or T2. Information on the correct terminal at BER is also provided by the respective airline. All Ryanair flights are handled in Terminal 2.
Passengers are requested:
Passengers are requested:
To ensure a largely contactless process at the airport, passengers are asked to use self-service whenever possible and to complete their check-in, but especially their baggage check-in, via the easy-to-use self-service machines.Several airlines offer their passengers this service in full or in part. For automated baggage check-in, passengers of these airlines are asked to check in online in advance.
The following airlines offer a late-night check-in:
Passengers should contact their airline for details.
Passengers are requested to go through security control immediately after check-in and baggage check, with their boarding pass already at hand.
For departures to non-Schengen destinations, please allow extra time for passport control. Passengers to Israel and the USA are advised to proceed to the gate early. As part of the enhanced security measures, passengers wishing to fly to these countries must go through a second security control, for which more time must be allowed. This second security control closes 30 minutes before departure time.
Directly behind the security checkpoints in Terminal 1, the marketplace with its food court and more than 40 shops and cafés invites you to take a stroll and enjoy a bite to eat. Our passengers will also find attractive shopping and gastronomy options behind the central border police exit control. In Terminal 2, there is also the possibility of shopping after the security control.