Travel advice for the Christmas holidays in 2018


Take care when carrying electronic devices in checked baggage

Whether you are spending Christmas at home or on the Canary Islands, there is always a Christmas rush at the airport. Around 1.26 million passengers are expected to fly from and to Berlin’s airports during the Christmas holidays. To ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible, here are a few tips for travelling during the Christmas season.

Passengers are advised to keep themselves up-to-date about their flight status by telephone or by looking online before departing and to use the online check-in facilities. Passengers are also requested to arrive at the airport at least two hours before departing and to pass through security as quickly as possible.

Contact and online services

Travellers can also obtain information 24/7 via the following channels.

  • Airport info: +49 30 6091-1150
  • Berlin Airport website: www.berlin-airport.de
  • Berlin Airport app (Android and iOS)

Passengers also receive service information via the airport company’s Service Twitter Channel.

Baggage policy

It is important to know that e-cigarettes, power banks and lighters do not belong in checked baggage, but to a certain extent can be carried in hand luggage or on someone’s person. Pyrotechnics, which are popular at New Year’s, are not allowed in hand luggage or checked luggage.

More information

In order not to interfere with or delay the security and baggage screening procedures, passengers are required to read up about the baggage regulations for carrying items for checked and hand baggage with their respective airline before departing. Summary information on baggage issues can also be found here:

Luggage at Schönefeld Airport

Luggage at Tegel Airport 

Airport Info

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Our airport information staff can be reached 24/7.