Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER)

1. Airport Overview

2. History and Background

  • Founding Year: 2020 (opened for operations)
  • Development Timeline:
    • 2006: Construction begins
    • 2012: Planned opening postponed due to technical issues
    • 2020: Airport officially opens for operations
  • Significant Events:
    • 2020: Opening during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • 2020: Berlin Tegel Airport closes, transferring operations to BER

3. Facilities and Services

  • Passenger Services:
    • Lounges: Lufthansa Lounge, Airport Lounge, EasyJet Lounge
    • Wi-Fi: Free unlimited Wi-Fi available throughout the airport
    • Baggage Services: Lost & Found, baggage wrapping, and storage
  • Shopping and Dining:
    • Shops: Duty-free, luxury brands like Hugo Boss, Montblanc, and local German products
    • Restaurants: Starbucks, Burger King, Marche, and more
  • Transportation:
    • Public Transport: S-Bahn (lines S9 and S45), regional trains, buses, taxis
    • Car Rentals: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt
    • Parking: Short-term and long-term parking options, valet parking
    • Shuttles: Hotel shuttles and city shuttles available
  • Accessibility: Services for passengers with reduced mobility, accessible restrooms, dedicated assistance teams

4. Terminals and Layout

  • Terminal Information:
    • Terminal 1: Main terminal for both domestic and international flights
    • Terminal 2: Additional terminal for low-cost airlines (temporarily closed as of 2021)
    • Terminal 5: Formerly Schönefeld Airport, now part of BER
  • Airport Layout MapInteractive Map

5. Flights and Airlines

  • Airlines: Lufthansa, EasyJet, Ryanair, Eurowings, Qatar Airways, and many more
  • Destinations: Over 150 destinations worldwide including New York, London, Dubai, and Beijing
  • Flight StatusReal-time Flight Status

6. Travel Tips and Information

  • Check-In Procedures: Check-in counters open 3 hours before departure; online check-in available
  • Security: Comprehensive security procedures; separate lines for families and business travelers
  • Customs and Immigration: Passport control for non-Schengen flights, customs checks for arriving international passengers

7. Hotels and Accommodation

  • On-Site Hotels:
    • Steigenberger Airport Hotel Berlin
    • IntercityHotel Berlin Brandenburg Airport
  • Nearby Hotels:
    • Holiday Inn Berlin Airport – Conference Centre
    • Moxy Berlin Airport
    • B&B Hotel Berlin-Airport

8. Airport Lounges

  • Lounge Access:
    • Lufthansa Lounge: Access for Lufthansa Business Class passengers, Star Alliance Gold members
    • Airport Lounge: Access with Priority Pass membership, or for a fee
    • EasyJet Lounge: Access for EasyJet Plus cardholders and certain ticket classes
  • Lounge Amenities: Complimentary food and beverages, Wi-Fi, showers, workstations, relaxation areas

9. Business and Conference Facilities

  • Business Centers: Available in various lounges with workstations and meeting rooms
  • Meeting Rooms: Available at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Berlin and IntercityHotel Berlin Brandenburg Airport

10. Airport Statistics

  • Passenger Traffic: Approximately 9.5 million passengers annually (as of 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Flight Operations: Over 100,000 flight movements annually
  • Cargo: Handles over 50,000 tons of cargo annually

11. Future Developments

  • Upcoming Projects: Expansion plans including new terminal developments and increased capacity
  • Renovation Plans: Ongoing upgrades to terminal interiors, security, and passenger facilities

12. Traveler Experiences

13. Photo Gallery

  • Images:
    • Exterior view of the terminal complex
    • Interior shots of check-in areas, lounges, and dining options
    • Aircraft on the tarmac

14. Useful Links

15. Contact and Support

  • Customer Support:
  • Feedback: Feedback form available on the official website

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