Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt

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Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt is an international airport in Schönefeld, just south of the German capital Berlin in the state of Brandenburg.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt bears the IATA code BER. Schönefeld Airport was expanded by 970 hectares to a total area of 1,470 hectares for BER, which went into operation in October 2020. The new terminals T1 and T2 are located between two parallel runways, which can be operated independently of each other due to the lateral distance of 1,900 metres. Terminal 5, the former Schönefeld Airport, is located in the northern area.

The airport was originally planned to open in October 2011, five years after starting construction in 2006. However, the project encountered a series of successive delays due to poor construction planning, execution, management, and corruption. Berlin Brandenburg Airport finally received its operational licence in May 2020, and opened for commercial traffic on 31 October 2020, 14 years after construction started and 29 years after official planning was begun. Schönefeld’s refurbished passenger facilities were incorporated as Terminal 5 on 25 October 2020 while all other airlines completed the transition from Tegel to Berlin Brandenburg Airport by 8 November 2020.

Airport News

BER Runway to expanded further

Since August 2022, passengers departing from Berlin Brandenburg Airport have been able to book timeslots for security checks free of charge. Capacities for the “BER Runway” service have now been increased significantly. Since Wednesday, March …

NU Café Casa Opens at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Bright colours and the smell of fresh coffee and home-made cinnamon buns: NU Café Casa gives you the feeling of being on holiday even before you take off. The modern, Mediterranean-style café has complemented the existing …

Eurowings doubles services at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Eurowings is significantly expanding its presence at BER and extending its range of attractive direct flight destinations. The start of the summer flight schedule at the end of March 2023 will see Eurowings almost doubling …

A time slot for security control - BER Runway: a new service from the airport company

Passengers at BER can now enjoy extra access to security control. The airport company is offering all passengers the chance to use the new BER Runway service. Passengers can reserve a time slot online for separate …

Check-in and Drop Off Baggage Independently at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Passengers at BER can check in themselves and their baggage independently. Several airlines offer this service, either for baggage check-in only or additionally for printing their boarding pass. Self-service helps passengers to be processed more quickly …

Terminal 2 is Open at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Terminal 2 (T2) at Berlin Brandenburg Airport started operations yesterday. The first passengers in the new terminal flew with Ryanair to London Stansted at 2 p.m. The Irish airline will be the main user of …


Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt
Willy-Brandt-Platz, 12529 Schönefeld
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