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Travel advice: summer holidays 2019 Allow extra time for check-in, passport checks and security

June 18, 2019 Airport No Comments Email Email

There will be a sharp increase in the number of passengers at Berlin’s Schönefeld and Tegel Airports when the summer holidays start in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Allow extra time for check-in, passport checks and security

In order to make sure the start of the summer holidays is as relaxed as possible despite the significantly higher volume of traffic, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH asks passengers to prepare as well as possible for the flight and to be at the terminal at least two hours before departure. Preparation includes packing baggage and hand luggage correctly and checking the travel documents of all passengers, in addition to reading information about the local conditions at the airport or checking in online, a service which many airlines offer free of charge.

Passengers are asked to check their flight status online or by telephone and to make use of the online check-in options. Since the intensive summer holiday traffic will affect all areas of the airport, passengers will have to be prepared to wait at check-in, passport checks and security.

High number of passengers

More than five million passengers will fly to and from Berlin during the summer holidays (20 June to 2 August 2019), and more than 432,000 of them will fly on the first holiday weekend alone (20 to 23 June 2019). It will be particularly crowded on holiday weekends (Fridays to Sundays) and during the entire third holiday week, with a significant peak on the weekend of 5 to 7 July 2019, when the first wave of homebound traffic also sets in. The busiest day will be 5 July with a total of more than 120,000 passengers in SXF and TXL.

S-Bahn traffic interrupted in the direction of Schönefeld

From 19 June to 5 July 2019, S-Bahn traffic to and from Schönefeld Airport will be interrupted due to track construction work. A replacement service with buses (S45, S9) will be set up. These will stop directly in front of Terminal A at Schönefeld. Passengers can also use the regional trains RE7 and RB14.

The most important travel information at a glance:

Allow enough time to travel to the airport.
If possible, travel by public transport.
Book your parking space in advance to avoid wasting time looking for one and to take the pressure off airport access roads.
Arrive at the airport (in the terminal) at least two hours before departure.
After checking in and dropping off baggage, pass through security as quickly as possible.
Pay attention to notifications and push notifications from your airline.

Increased check-in capacities due to automated baggage check-in

easyJet passengers in Schönefeld can check their luggage in themselves. Self-service kiosks and baggage handling machines have been installed in Terminal B at Schönefeld.

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