The move of the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair to the newly opened Terminal 2 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport has begun. In a transitional phase, both T30 and T2022 will be used until March 1, 2.
From March 31st, all Ryanair departures will be from Terminal 2. Until then, passengers are asked to find out more about their departure terminal. From April 5th, the arrivals of Ryanair and arrivals of other airlines will also be handled via T2; Passengers will then receive their luggage there.
The Terminal 2 serves as the terminal building for departure and arrival. It is connected to the departure gates in Terminal 1's North Pier via two bridges. It was completed at the end of September 2020 before the opening of BER. Due to the low number of passengers during the corona pandemic, it was not used for the time being. In line with the increasing number of passengers for the summer flight schedule, which comes into effect on March 27, and before the Easter holidays, the airport company has now put the terminal into operation.
In the check-in hall of Terminal 2, passengers can check in and drop off their luggage at numerous self-service kiosks. The modern security checkpoints are located on the first floor. Behind is the plaza. Various shopping options will be available to passengers. The Gebr. Heinemann duty-free shops will open on March 24th, and further shops will follow in April. The gastronomic offerings in Terminal 2 will be expanded in the coming weeks. Initially, a gastronomic mobile and food options will be available on the airside in Pier North. Passengers can reach Pier North via a bridge from the plaza, which is also where the departure areas are located. Aircraft with arriving passengers are parked on the apron at Pier North in the immediate vicinity of Terminal 2. From there, passengers go to T2 via the connecting bridges. After a short walk through the plaza you will reach the baggage claim area on the ground floor. You can walk to the multi-storey car parks, taxis, buses or the underground train station via level E0.
The Terminal 2 of Berlin Brandenburg Airport does not have its own gates. Boarding the aircraft is therefore in Terminal 1, mainly in the north pier. The airport company expects that the additional security checks will significantly reduce waiting times. Terminal 5, which used to be Berlin-Schoenefeld Airport, is not affected by this change. This will remain closed indefinitely.