The new Terminal 2 (T2) at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) in the German capital of Berlin is set to commence operations on 24 March.

On that day, Irish carrier Ryanair will use the new terminal for the first departure.

The main user of the new BER terminal will be Ryanair, which will carry out all of its departures from the new terminal in the following days.

T2 will be used for maximum arrivals from Ryanair as well as some arrivals from other airlines, starting early April.

With a total gross area of 23,000m², the new terminal will be able to accommodate up to six million passengers per annum.

Designed to serve as a check-in building for departures and arrivals, the new terminal is linked to the departure gates in Terminal 1’s Pier Nord through two bridges.

A direct connection to TI and T2 is offered by the train station. Both terminals can equally use the multi-storey car parks at the airport.

T2 comprises a check-in hall with multiple self-service kiosks. The first floor features modern security checkpoints while the plaza with shops and restaurants is located behind them.

The digital display boards at the airport, as well as on the website and in the app will show whether the flight will take off or land at T1 or T2 for each flight.

Last month, the EU approved a $1.9bn (€1.7bn) grant to Berlin Brandenburg Airport, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions.