BER Runway to expanded further

Published: 02 March 2023, 11:30


Since August 2022, passengers departing from Berlin Brandenburg Airport have been able to book timeslots for security checks free of charge. Capacities for the “BER Runway” service have now been increased significantly. Since Wednesday, March 1st, around 6,000 timeslots are available every day to provide additional routes through the security checks. That's 2,000 more slots than before.

Currently, between 25,000 and 30,000 passengers pass through the security checks at BER before their departure. In the current stage of expansion, timeslots are available for at least 20% of departing passengers every day.

The “BER Runway” service was introduced in August 2022 and has been gradually expanded after receiving a very warm reception. In the past six months, a total of around 430,000 timeslots for security checks have been booked over “BER Runway”. Due to the continuing increase in demand, the airport company, in cooperation with the Federal Police, wants to continue to expand this service. 

Passengers can use “BER Runway” to reserve a free timeslot online from 72 hours before departure to ensure individual access to the security checkpoints in Terminal 1 via security checkpoint 4, thereby reducing any waiting times. BER was the first airport in Europe to introduce the option of booking fixed times for security checks, free of charge, in August 2022.   

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