Busiest month lies ahead: Tips for travelling to the airport, and new shopping facilities08.09.2015
As in previous years, Schönefeld and Tegel airports were very busy during the 2015 summer holidays. A total of 4.4 million passengers took off and landed in Berlin. This represents a passenger growth of 3.7 per cent compared to the 2014 holiday period. The next surge of traffic is already just ahead of us. September is customarily the month with the greatest traffic and passenger numbers. We would therefore like to provide travellers and visitors with some useful information:
Travelling to Tegel Airport
- The extensive resurfacing work is still under way on the central and peripheral approach roads (Tower-Platz). With the exception of local public transport and coaches, all traffic will be routed to Level 0 via alternative routes. Please observe the latest traffic information and signs with regard to this re-routing.
At Car Park 5 in front of Terminal C of Tegel Airport, there are 50 additional parking spaces available to passengers. Due to the large amount of traffic in September and October, we recommend all passengers that they travel to the airport by public transport. We furthermore recommend that passengers allow for more time for their journey to the airport.
New services at Tegel Airport
- Children can shorten their wait before departure by exploring the fascinating world of the airport at a play area that opened on 25 August 2015 in Terminal C1 of Berlin Tegel Airport.
- Passengers can use two napcabs sleeping cabins located on the third floor (Sky Conference area) of Terminal B. Each cabin is equipped with a single bed and a work space with internet access, a docking station for Apple and Android devices, and a TV. The napcabs are available to passengers throughout the year.
- At its new shop open to passengers and visitors in Boulevard Tegel, Navyboot is offering a range of high-quality ladies’ and men’s shoes, bags, and accessories. The shop is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The restaurant “auf die hand – feinstes fastfood” is now open in Terminal C on the air side, at Gates 60-69. At “auf die hand” you can enjoy salads, sandwiches, and sweet foods made in-house as well as coffee specialities and non-alcoholic drinks.
Travelling to Schönefeld Airport
Until 2 November 2015, there will be considerable restrictions on regional and long-distance train travel within the Berlin city area. Sections of Berlin’s suburban railway will be closed due to construction work on the main-line tracks. Lines RE7 and RB14, which connect Schönefeld Airport to Berlin’s centre, are also affected by this. The S-Bahn suburban railway, however, is not affected by this construction work. We therefore ask that passengers travelling to Schönefeld Airport also make use of the S9 and S45 S-Bahn railway lines as alternative means of transport. For further information, please visit the S-Bahn Berlin website:
New shop at Schönefeld Airport
At Quicker’s, passengers can buy anything they may still need before their departure. The shop offers coffee specialities, drinks, food, souvenirs, and a small selection of travel items and drugstore products. The store is located on the air side in Terminal A. A second Quicker’s will be opening on another area in the terminal in mid-September.