BER is about to open: Travellers should find out the correct airport and terminal information well before their flight
On the evening of 31 October 2020, Terminal 1 of Berlin Brandenburg Airport will open with the arrival of the first scheduled flights. One week later, on 7 November 2020, regular flight operations at Tegel will cease. In between the commissioning of Terminal 1 and the closing of Tegel, the airlines shall relocate to Berlin Brandenburg Airport in three stages; either into Terminal 1 or Terminal 5. Moreover, the airlines currently located in T5 (formerly SXF) shall move into T1. Travellers should therefore find out well before their flight from which airport and terminal they shall depart and where they should arrive. This information can be found directly from the airline or via the BER website.
25 October: Schönefeld becomes BER Terminal 5
26 October: Start of the S-Bahn route to BER Terminal 1
Terminal 1 has its own underground station. The first S-Bahns (city trains) will stop at the station “Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2” from the 26 October 2020. At that time, however, there will be no flights from Terminal 1 yet. S-Bahn passengers may only board or unboard the train at Willy-Brandt-Platz via distribution level U1. Access to the terminal is not yet possible.
31 October: Opening of BER Terminal 1 with the first arrivals
1 November: First departures from Terminal 1
On 1 November 2020, easyJet shall be the first airline to depart from Terminal 1. Additionally, flights from Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines will no longer depart from Tegel, but BER.
4 November: Second wave of airline relocation
From 4 November, Eurowings and Vueling shall cease to depart from Tegel, and instead do so from BER Terminal 1. On the evening before, the first flights from Eurowings shall land at BER T1. Furthermore, Ryanair, SunExpress and Sundair shall relocate from Tegel to Terminal 5, whilst Belavia, Georgian Airways, Egyptair and Norwegian shall move from Terminal 5 to Terminal 1.
7 – 8 November: Third and final wave, closing Tegel
Tegel’s last commercial flights shall take place on 7 November. The first flights from Lufthansa will land at BER T1 that same evening. With the third and final relocation wave, the following airlines shall also begin operating at BER Terminal 1: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Air France, Air Malta, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Danish Air Transport, Finnair, Iberia Express, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair, SAS, Swiss, TAP Portugal.
Inform in advance
Passengers are urged to inform themselves well in advance from which airport and terminal their flight shall depart between 31 October and 7 November 2020.
Travellers who fly from BER T1 and T5 will always find flight information online three days in advance, can note these flights down and thus always have their flight status in view as long as they are on the website.
Passengers still departing from Tegel can find this info at: