Berlin Brandenburg Airport in spring
Berlin Brandenburg Airport in spring

The Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Published: 18 September 2020, 10:09 AM
Updated: 21 October 2020, 07:17 PM

The airport of the capital region

Berlin is a cosmopolitan metropolis with 3.7 million inhabitants from 190 nations and welcomes nearly 14 million visitors annually. The German capital is located in the center of one of the most dynamic regions in the heart of Europe: Brandenburg is an up-and-coming business location with 2.5 million inhabitants and, as an innovation hub, attracts investments from leading global companies.

A region with such a history, creativity and economic prospects needs an efficient airport that connects it to the world. The new Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (BER for short) concentrates all air traffic in the capital region in one location. Over 40 million passengers can be handled annually at BER with its three terminals T1, T2 and T5. This means that sufficient capacity is available at Germany's third-largest airport location, which can be further expanded in line with demand.

Airport facilities

The airport southeast of Berlin has three terminals at two locations.

The airport Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt carries the IATA code BER. In the course of the expansion, Schoenefeld Airport was extended by 970 hectares to a total area of 1,470 hectares. The new T1 and T2 terminals are located between two parallel runways, which can be operated independently of each other due to the lateral distance of 1,900 meters. Terminal 5, the former Schönefeld Airport, is located in the northern area.

More information about the airport facilities can be found in the fact sheet about the airport facilities (pdf, approx. 440 KB)

Facts and figures

The most important figures on BER

33,000 m² of glass facades, 160,000 m³ of concrete and 9,000 t of structural steel for steel construction - the new Terminal 1 has a gross floor area of 360,000 m² and is the heart of the new airport.

You can find even more numbers, data and facts in the fact sheet (pdf, approx. 255 KB).


The new terminal facilities take up regional architectural elements.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport sets architectural accents. Terminal 1, the heart of the airport, picks up on architectural elements from Schinkel to Bauhaus with its structured facades and clear geometric forms. With its echoes of the regional building tradition, it is clearly located in the German capital region.

Learn more about the architecture at BER in our fact sheet (pdf, approx. 820 KB).