Start of the summer holidays: Tourist traffic at Schönefeld and Tegel Airports10.07.2015
The start of the summer holidays in Berlin und Brandenburg on 16 July 2015 marks the beginning of the tourism high season at Schönefeld and Tegel Airports. As in previous years, both airports are expecting a high level of traffic. Even at the start of the holiday period (Thursday, 16 July to Sunday, 19 July) Schönefeld and Tegel Airports are already expecting some 2,600 flight movements with an anticipated 350,000 passengers. This represents a passenger growth of 4.4 per cent as compared to the start of the holidays in 2014. In 2015 the leading destination from Schönefeld and Tegel Airports is Spain, followed by Italy and Turkey.
Passengers can get all important airport information for Schönefeld and Tegel as well as specific flight details via the “Berlin Airport” app. Passengers using Tegel Airport can also use a new service with the app. With the help of beacons – tiny Bluetooth transmitters – app users can receive push notifications with information to help them find their way around the airport and get the best out of the airport facilities. Passengers who have entered their flight in the app receive a push notification the moment they come into the terminal building with instructions on the fastest route to their gate. Before passing through security screening, they will also get updates with the latest duty-free special offers. Arriving passengers are welcomed at the baggage carousel and receive tips on free Wi-Fi services or information on continuing their journey using public transport. Using the new service is simple and quick for passengers at Tegel: after downloading the Berlin Airport app for iOS or Android, just activate Bluetooth to receive personalized information via push notifications. The “Berlin Airport” app can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Flight schedule search online: at the start of the 2015 summer flight plan, 70 airlines link Berlin and Brandenburg to 163 destinations in 51 countries. So passengers flying from Berlin are offered a dense route network as well as numerous long-haul connections. The online flight schedule search will display every connection to and from Berlin.
Travelling to the airport: Due to the high traffic volumes all passengers are recommended to travel to the airport by public transport. In addition, they should plan more time for the journey to the airport and their stay at the airport.
Parking: For passengers travelling to the airport by their own car, Berlin-Schönefeld Airport offers them the option of reserving their parking space online, easily and conveniently. After completing the booking the user receives a QR code for access to the parking space.
Wi-Fi: Passengers and visitors to Schönefeld and Tegel Airports can now enjoy Internet access for 60 minutes free of charge. To use the service, users must first activate Wi-Fi reception on their mobile device and then select the network “Free Airport WiFi Telekom”.
Announcements for Berlin-Tegel Airport
On Friday, 17 July 2015 from 8.00 am to 12.00 midday, an information event on summer tourist traffic 2015 will be taking place in Terminal A opposite the ticket counters of Deutsche Lufthansa. This event is intended for all interested persons and will address the issues of prohibited items in accordance with Article 5 of the Aviation Security Act, regulations on liquids, unattended baggage at the airport and pickpocketing prevention measures.
As of Monday, 20 July 2015 the decentral access route (Tower-Platz) to Berlin-Tegel Airport will be closed to vehicle traffic for an estimated period of eight weeks due to extensive surface refurbishment work and will be open only to local public transport vehicles and long-distance coaches. All other traffic will be diverted to the alternative routes on Level 0 during this period. Please note the current traffic information on altered routing.
Holiday Event “A Day at the Airport”
Even if you aren’t travelling this year, you can still spend a day at the airport. From now on the holiday event “A Day at the Airport” will be taking place during the summer and autumn holidays in Berlin and Brandenburg. Children who want to find out more about the airport can spend a whole day at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport, accompanied by their parents or grandparents. The holiday event takes place every day from Monday to Friday. Advance booking is required, stating first and family name as well as date of birth; reservations can be made from Monday to Friday between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm by calling +49 30 6091-77770 or sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.