Attractive Destinations Lend Wings to Easter Travel

08.04.2009
Passenger volume booms at Berlin Airports/Short trips to major European cities/Soak up the sun on the Mediterranean
Lots of people from Berlin and Brandenburg are taking advantage of the attractive flight offers from Berlin Airports to grab a few days of relaxation over Easter. Whether low-cost or classic, many airlines are defying the economic crisis with tempting additional special offers over Easter. Berlin Airports is well prepared for the Easter holiday getaway.

There’s a destination to suit everyone among the 155 available from Berlin. City breaks inside Europe are proving very popular again this year. Culture and shopping are in demand – and the occasional short trip to New York, too. Sun worshippers won’t be disappointed either, with beach and bathing holidays on offer in Thailand, Cuba, the Dominican Republic as well as the Mediterranean countries and the Canary Isles.

Passenger Information: Check-in

To make sure their trip gets off to a relaxing start, passengers should arrive at the airport check-in desk in good time. Information about check-in times is printed on the ticket or available on request direct from the airlines.

For early-morning departures, some airlines offer check-in between 6 and 9pm on the previous evening. Passengers should contact their airline direct for details.

Before leaving for the airport, travellers should always check that they have packed a valid identity card or passport.

Passenger Information: Hand Luggage

The current regulations relating to hand luggage limit the amount of liquid permitted in hand luggage. Only liquids in individual containers (tubes, pots, bottles) of no more than 100ml may be carried in hand luggage. They must be packed in a separate, transparent plastic bag of maximum one-litre volume. Only one such plastic bag is allowed per person. The plastic bag (eg, a resealable freezer bag, commercially available zip-top bag) may contain any number of containers but must close entirely and be presented at the security checkpoint.

Passengers are requested to obtain such bags for themselves and to pack the liquids before setting out. Plastic bags can also be purchased at the airports. Such liquids include gels, pastes, lotions, emulsions containing liquids and solids as well as the contents of pressurised containers, such as toothpaste, hair gel, beverages, soups, syrup, perfume, shaving foam, aerosols and other articles of similar consistency. Special foods (eg, baby food) and medicines required on board do not have to be carried in the plastic bag but must also be presented separately from the hand luggage at the security check point and a plausible reason for why they are needed. Lipsticks and lip balm also do not need to go into the plastic bag.

Travel Value & Duty Free articles purchased from a shop beyond the security check points at EU airports or on board an aircraft belonging to an EU airline on the day of the flight may also be carried as hand luggage in future, provided a purchase receipt dated the same day can be presented.

Berlin Airports’ Airport Information service answers all questions on 0180 5000 186 (€0.14/per minute).

Contact
Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

+49 30 6091-70100 +49 30 6091-70070