Start of the holidays at Berlin’s airports28.06.2011
Berlin Airports is expecting a rise in passenger numbers at the start of the school holidays. Air traffic will increase considerably at both Tegel Airport and Schoenefeld Airport on Thursday, Friday and the weekend. Approximately 122,000 passengers are expected at Berlin’s airports over the weekend – 41,000 in Schoenefeld and 81,000 in Tegel – with 324 flights being coordinated in Schoenefeld and 793 in Tegel. On a normal weekend, approximately 100,000 passengers are carried on a similar number of flights.
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, Berlin Airports CEO, explains, “This year the people of Berlin and Brandenburg can choose from more destinations than ever before. The airports are well prepared for the increase in traffic volume. We want to do our bit to ensure their holiday already begins at the airport.”
With 164 destinations available in 54 countries, the range of destinations is large and varied. In addition to the airlines having increased the frequency of many of their flights to existing destinations, the 2011 summer flight schedule will offer 13 new connections from Berlin. These include Basel, Vilnius, Maastricht, Verona, Novosibirsk and Amman to name but a few. Alongside existing long-haul connections, such as to Beijing, Doha, Bangkok and Phuket as well as to the destinations Dubai, Mombasa and Miami, which were introduced in November 2010, the 13th long-haul connection was introduced in May this year: to New York.
Service notices for air travellers
To avoid stress, holidaymakers should set off for the airport in good time. We also recommend that passengers proceed to the security checkpoint immediately after they have checked in. This will assist with the check-in process and departure preparations, and unnecessary waiting times due to the extensive security checks can be avoided. Berlin Airports provides passengers with a wide variety of options within the security areas for shortening their remaining waiting time.
Special regulations continue to apply for the carrying of liquids – such as creams, perfumes and toothpaste – in hand luggage. Each person may only carry liquids with them in a re-sealable, transparent 1-litre plastic bag. Within this plastic bag, each container that holds a liquid must not exceed a maximum volume of 100 millilitres.
No restrictions for Travel Value & Duty Free purchases
Mobile flight schedule
Tips for everyone staying at home: