The number of holiday destinations on offer has increased significantly for the start of the summer holidays in Berlin and Brandenburg. 31 airlines already fly to 52 destinations in 31 countries from Schönefeld and Tegel. At the beginning of July, the number of routes offered will increase significantly once again with the resumption of numerous connections by the big airlines easyJet and Ryanair. The number of daily guests will then frequently be over 10,000 and will continue to rise in the weeks that follow. Over 70 destinations are expected to be offered this summer.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH:
“Unlike the Easter holidays, you can finally fly on holiday during the summer holidays. The airlines have already reacted quickly and clearly to the new situation. Since travel regulations have been eased, we have seen an increase in the number of passengers and the number of scheduled flights. From next week, we will see a significant jump, particularly for numerous European holiday regions. We will make sure that departures and arrivals are safe and reliable and that the applicable hygiene regulations are observed. In order to maintain the necessary safe distancing regulations, all terminal areas at both Tegel and Schönefeld will again be used from July onwards.”
In parallel with the growth in air traffic, food and shopping facilities at both airports are also opening up again. For example, “Almhütte” and “Quickers” at Schönefeld Airport, “Essbahn” and the pharmacy at Berlin-Tegel and car rental agencies at both airports are open. The opening hours are still partially limited; they are organised in line with flight times. More services will follow at the beginning of July alongside the further increase in flight operations.
With 52 destinations in 31 countries, Berlin’s flight schedule once again offers a broad selection of flights that are attractive to business travellers, ethnic traffic and holidaymakers.
In addition to London (British Airways), Paris (Air France), Amsterdam (KLM), Helsinki (Finnair), Zurich (Swiss) and other destinations that were also served during the travel restrictions, many metropolises and cities in Europe and Eastern Europe can once again be reached or reached more frequently from Berlin, for example, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Lisbon, Edinburgh (Ryanair), Brussels (Brussels Airlines), Luxembourg (Luxair), Reykjavík (Icelandair), Vienna (Austrian Airlines) but also Riga and Tallinn (airBaltic) or Kiev and Chişinău (Wizz Air). Furthermore, scheduled services to numerous destinations in Turkey (Turkish Airlines, SunExpress, Pegasus) have been resumed.
Within Germany, there are several flights per week to Frankfurt and Munich (Lufthansa), Cologne, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart (Eurowings) and Saarbrücken (DAT).