Autumn Holidays 2018 Travel advice for Schönefeld and Tegel airports

19.10.18 12:20

Berlin-Schönefeld Airport

Increased travel is expected at Schönefeld and Tegel airports with the start of the autumn holidays in Berlin and Brandenburg. In the two holiday weeks from 19 October to 4 November 2018, more than 1.9 million passengers are expected to fly to and from Berlin. A total of around 2,500 aircraft movements with around 340,000 passengers are expected during the first holiday weekend (19-21 October). The most popular holiday destinations this autumn are Palma, Antalya and Barcelona.

General Service Information for Schönefeld and Tegel

Passengers are advised to find out about their flight status and luggage online or by telephone before flying and to use the online check-in options. It should be noted that cabin luggage regulations may vary from airline to airline. Passengers are also requested to arrive at the airport at least two hours before the departure time and to pass through security checks as quickly as possible.

Prohibited items in checked and hand luggage

Objects that endanger air traffic and other passengers may not be carried in hand luggage or checked luggage. Corrosive or irritant substances, fireworks, but also hoverboards and segboards are prohibited when travelling by air.
It is important for passengers to know that powerbanks, e-cigarettes and lighters do not belong in checked luggage, but can be carried in hand luggage or on their person. In order not to interfere with or delay the security and luggage screening procedures, passengers are therefore advised to inform themselves in advance about the luggage regulations for their respective airline for taking items with them.

New hand luggage regulations

Ryanair and Wizz Air are changing their hand luggage regulations with effect from 1 November 2018. Passengers should therefore check with their airline for possible changes on their outbound and return flights.

Berlin-Tegel Airport

By public transport

Due to the strain on parking and the high volume of traffic at Berlin Tegel Airport, passengers are asked to leave their cars at home and travel by taxi or public transport. Various bus and express lines operated by BVG (Berlin transport service) integrate Tegel Airport into the Berlin public transport network very well. The airport is in tariff zone B. Bus stops are located directly in front of Terminals A and B.

Accessible Travel

A central contact point for passengers with reduced mobility has been created at the Service Center in Terminal A in Berlin Tegel. Passengers can contact the Mobility Service directly. This service supports passengers with reduced mobility according to their needs during check-in, luggage check-in, security checks and boarding.

Contact and online services

Passengers and travellers can obtain information 24/7 via the following channels.

Orientation at a glance

The most important information for orientation and your time at the airports is summarised concisely and clearly on these summary pages:

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