The start of the summer holidays sees a surge in traffic at Berlin Airports

11.07.07 09:58
Rise in passenger numbers in the first three days of the summer holidays / New summer destinations for travellers / Passenger information / “A Day at the Airport” summer events for school children
The school summer holidays have just started in Berlin and Brandenburg and Berlin Airports reported a rise in traffic, which was particularly noticeable at Schoenefeld Airport.

At Tegel Airport, the summer holiday traffic started even before the official school holidays commenced, with the highest number of aircraft movements being reported on Monday. At Schoenefeld Airport the airlines reported a rise in the number of flight movements for the first three days of the holidays, from 11 – 13 July 2007.

Holidaymakers are magically drawn to the seaside in the summer. Additional charter services will be taking travellers to Europe’s most popular holiday destinations in Turkey and Bulgaria. The new summer flight schedule also features several new destinations: in June 2007 Air Italy launched a service to Verona, TUIfly started a service to Memmingen in the popular holiday region of Allgäu in Bavaria. Germanwings will be introducing a service to the Balaton airport Sarmellek in Hungary in July. Information for passengers: checking in

Passengers should ensure that they arrive at the airport to check in well in advance of their scheduled flight departure time. For flights that depart early in the morning some airlines offer an evening-before check-in service which allows you to check in between 18.00 and 21.00 hrs on the day before your flight.

At Schoenefeld Airport the following airlines offer an evening-before check-in for flights that leave the next day before 12 midday: Air Berlin, Croatia Airlines, Sky Airlines and Sun Express. An evening-before check-in service for all flights on the following day, irrespective of departure time, is offered by LTU and Condor.

At Tegel Airport the following airlines offer an evening-before check-in service for specific flights: Air Berlin, TUIfly, Lufthansa, SAS, Sky Airlines, Condor, Swiss and LTU. Travellers flying to Turkey on Germania can check in the evening before at desks 78 and 79. For all other airlines the evening-before check-in desks are numbers 72 to 78 in Terminal D.

Before leaving for the airport passengers should ensure that they have packed their passport or identification card. Travellers flying to the new European states Romania and Bulgaria, for example, are required to show their identification card at immigration. Information for passengers: hand baggage

Due to the present security regulations there are strict limits in place as to the type and quantity of liquids that passengers are permitted to carry in their hand baggage. Limited quantities of liquids must be held in individual containers (tubes, tins, bottles) not exceeding 100ml. These must be carried in a separate clear plastic bag that does not exceed one litre capacity. There is no limit to the number of items this bag (e.g. a zip-top or resealable clear plastic freezer bag) may contain, but the items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely closed. This bag must be presented at the airport security search.

Passengers are requested to purchase a bag before coming to the airport and should pack any liquids at home. Plastic bags can also be purchased at all the Berlin airports.

The liquids permitted in your hand baggage include: gels, pastes, lotions, mixtures of liquids and solids and the contents of aerosol cans, e.g. toothpaste, hair gel, beverages, soups, syrups, perfume, shaving foam, aerosols and other items of a similar consistency.

Any special foods required on board, e.g. baby food or milk, may be carried outside this plastic bag but must be presented separately at the security check and plausibly explained to security staff. Lipsticks and lip salves do not have to be carried in the plastic bag.

Travel Value & Duty Free items purchased in the European Union on the day of the flight from a store behind the airport security search point or on board a European airline may be carried in your hand baggage provided you have the till receipt with that day’s date to verify your purchase.

If you have any questions, please call the Berlin Airports’ Information Service on 0180 5000 186 (calls cost €0.14 pro minute). Special holiday programme: “A Day at the Airport”

How does an airport work? Our special holiday programme “A Day at the Airport” provides a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of a busy airport. Children accompanied by adults and groups are welcome to come and have a look at what goes on in the terminals and on the apron. The programme includes a tour around the airport, a demonstration by the German Customs dog team, a visit to the airport fire brigade and the Lufthansa maintenance hangar and a closer look at a Mi-8 helicopter. Breakfast, lunch and drinks are included in the ticket price of €18.00 per person.

This special programme will run on weekdays from 16 July to 24 August 2007. Tickets must be booked in advance. To book, please call our booking office between 9.00 and 15.00, Mondays to Fridays, on 030 / 6091 2257.

Hannes Stefan Hönemann

Hannes Stefan Hönemann Head of Corporate

+49 30 6091-70100

Daniel Tolksdorf

Daniel Tolksdorf Spokesperson

+49 30 6091-70100

Kathrin Westhölter

Kathrin Westhölter Spokesperson

+49 30 6091-70100