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Fly on holiday from Berlin / Air traffic rapidly increasing

02.07.20 10:30

It’s getting busy again at Schönefeld and Tegel airports. From July, 36 airlines will be flying to 100 destinations in 40 countries. Numerous airlines are resuming flight operations and expanding their services from the capital region. Numerous additional European holiday destinations are now back on the programme. Airlines are planning to offer additional destinations in August.

Prof. Dr. Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “Air traffic from Berlin will increase significantly starting today. Most airlines are back with a wide range of European holiday destinations as well as regular scheduled flights. Holidays, business trips and visits from friends and family are now possible again on a large scale and tourism in the capital region is picking up again. Up to 30,000 passengers will travel daily to and from Schönefeld and Tegel in July. The airports are, therefore, making a big contribution to the economy and tourism in the capital region.”

Burkhard Kieker, Managing Director of visitBerlin: “The increase in air traffic is a major boost for tourism in Berlin, which is now gaining momentum. Berlin is slowly getting back to its role as Germany’s biggest host and is once again receiving more international guests.

Mathias Knospe, Head of Marketing, TMB Tourismus-Marketing Brandenburg GmbH: “There are only a few restrictions in still in place in Brandenburg due to the corona pandemic. We are pleased that, as of today, we are once again able to welcome more international guests arriving via the airports to the capital region. This is another positive sign for tourism as a whole and an important step on the path back to normality.”

Qatar is resuming flights to Doha three times a week, therefore providing a direct connection to Asia. easyJet is resuming flights from both of Berlin’s airports and is initially offering 39 connections from Berlin and expanding its flight services over the summer. Ryanair has been increasing its flight operations gradually since 21 June. From July, there will be 50 connections to and from Schönefeld and Tegel. Airlines such as Condor, SunExpress and Wizz Air are starting the summer season with numerous destinations.
In addition, more scheduled flight routes will again be offered and increased. Lufthansa is again operating several flights a day from Berlin-Tegel to Frankfurt and Munich. Airlines, such as Air France, KLM, British Airways and Brussels Airlines, have also resumed their respective routes to Paris, Amsterdam, London and Brussels daily or several times a day.

The most important travel information at a glance

  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres
  • Wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth in the terminal
  • Pack your luggage properly: only one piece of hand luggage per passenger
  • Check flight status and use online check-in before departure
  • Be at the airport at least 2 hours before departure
  • Leave the terminal immediately after arrival
  • Anyone picking passengers up must wait in front of the terminal

Measures at the airports
Numerous measures have been implemented in the terminals at both airports to make it easier for passengers to comply with the applicable distancing and hygiene rules to be able to board their flights safely under corona conditions:

  • Distance markings on the floor at the check-in areas, security checkpoints and baggage claim
  • Plexiglas partitions at check-in and boarding counters as well as at security checkpoints and passport control.
  • Contactless hand sanitiser dispensers at security checkpoints and waiting areas as well as wipe dispensers at self-check-in counters to additionally disinfect displays and handles
  • Up-to-date information on distancing and hygiene rules via the monitors and announcements in the terminals
Contact
Hannes Stefan Hönemann

Hannes Stefan Hönemann Head of Corporate
Communication

+49 30 6091-70100

  • Address
    Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH
    Unternehmenskommunikation
    12521 Berlin
Contact
Daniel Tolksdorf

Daniel Tolksdorf Spokesperson

+49 30 6091-70100

  • Address
    Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH
    Unternehmenskommunikation
    12521 Berlin
Contact
Sabine Deckwerth

Sabine Deckwerth Spokesperson

+49 30 6091-70100

  • Address
    Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH
    Unternehmenskommunikation
    12521 Berlin