Travel Notice for Christmas Holiday 2019

Boulevard Tegel Christmas 2019

Schönefeld Airport and Tegel Airport are going to be crowded during the Christmas holidays. Around 1.29 million passengers are expected in the entire holiday period. With the last day of school, the 20th of December 2019, comes the wave of Christmas travel and the busiest weekend. In the period from Friday (20th of December) to Monday (23th of December), almost 340,000 passengers will be flying to and from Berlin. The second wave comes in-between the holidays, between the 27th and 29th of December. Air traffic from return journeys will lead to an increased number of passengers on the 2nd and 3rd of January 2020.

Allow for waiting times at check-in, passport control and security

Due to the large number of passengers during the Christmas holidays, passengers must prepare for waiting times at check-in as well as at passport control and security. In order to ensure the most relaxed start to your trip, the airport company recommends that all passengers allow for enough time for their arrival, that they are at the terminal at least two hours before departure, and that they prepare themselves for their flight as best as possible before even arriving at the airport:

  • Use online check-in - offered by many airlines free of charge.
  • Stay informed on the status of your flight and the local circumstances at the airport.
  • Pack your checked-in luggage and hand luggage conforming to the guidelines and check all papers of those travelling with you already at home.
  • Pass check-in and security as quickly as possible.

Prohibited items in checked-in luggage

E-cigarettes, power banks and lighters do not belong in checked-in luggage, but can be packed to a certain extent in hand luggage or carried on your person. Fireworks are allowed in neither hand luggage nor checked-in luggage.

Automatic luggage check-in

Passengers flying with easyJet and Lufthansa can check in their luggage themselves. Self-service kiosks and luggage check-in machines were installed for this purpose in Schönefeld at Terminal B (easyJet), and in Tegel at Terminal C (easyJet) and Terminal B (Lufthansa).

Contact and online services

The staff at Passenger Information are there to help at all times on site and by telephone (at local rate) at +49 30 6091 60910. Passengers can also find information on services and additional travel tips via www.twitter.com/berlinairport and at www.berlin-airport.de/en/.

Airport Info

+49 30 609160910


Our airport information staff can be reached 24/7.