Start of the autumn break: fly on holiday from Dresden and Leipzig/Halle

50 planes will take off heading for holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Red Sea areas from the Central German airports of Dresden and Leipzig/Halle on the first holiday weekend in Saxony.


In order to ensure that their holiday starts in as relaxed a manner as possible, passengers are requested to arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours before departure and have all the necessary travel documents, certificates and test results available.

10 aircraft in all will take off from Dresden Airport (DRS) heading for Antalya, Mallorca, Fuerteventura, Rhodes, Kos and Crete.

40 planes will take off from Leipzig/Halle (LEJ). They will fly to the holiday destinations of Antalya, Istanbul, Fuerteventura, Palma de Mallorca, Las Palmas, Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Kos, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Lamenzia Terme.

Travellers heading for Spain, Turkey, Greece and Italy must complete a travel registration document online in order to enter the country. Once they have registered successfully, a QR code is generated. This code must be presented at check-in. It is not possible to complete the check-in process without the code.

There will also be flights to hubs such as Frankfurt, Munich (from DRS and LEJ), Vienna (LEJ) Amsterdam or Zurich (both from DRS) and passengers can then reach destinations anywhere in the world from these hubs.

Information for passengers

As a matter of principle, passengers should take note of the extensive information that is provided and check before starting their journey which entry conditions apply to their holiday destination and which regulations need to be followed when returning to Germany.

It is essential to wear a medical face mask inside the terminals. Vending machines are available in front of the buildings where people can purchase FFP2 masks. Protective plastic screens have been installed at the check-in desks and at the boarding card control points. Monitors, signs and announcements remind passengers and visitors to comply with the regulations covering behaviour and hygiene. Markings have also been attached to the floor to remind people of the current social distancing rules during check-in and security checks, for example. The seats in the terminals also have distance markers.

Passengers must also wear a face mask on board aircraft during flights. They should obtain information about the current regulations from their airline or tour operator in advance. The same applies to the entry requirements in the destination country and the hygiene rules that are in force there.

In order to be able to start their flight in as relaxed a manner as possible, passengers should arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours before departure and use the online check-in facilities. The pandemic makes additional formalities necessary during check-in, so that passengers should allow for longer waiting times than normal.

Passengers may only take one item of hand luggage on board.

You can obtain more information here:

Test facilities at the airports

Passengers have the opportunity of being tested at Covid-19 test centres operated by private companies at both Leipzig/Halle and Dresden airports, but must pay for this service. You can directly arrange the appointments for antigen rapid tests and PCR tests with the provider online. 

More information is available at:  

Returning to Germany

All those returning to Germany from abroad have had to submit to a test since 30 March 2021. All persons wishing to fly to Germany must present a negative Covid-19 test to their airline before departure. They are not allowed to travel without the negative test result. Passengers are therefore requested to obtain information directly from their airline or their tour operator about how the essential Covid-19 tests are conducted before their return flight.

Low-cost parking directly at the airports

Passengers can park their car at the Central German airports at prices starting from EUR 15 per week. This is possible at the P4 car park (Leipzig/Halle) or the P4A car park (Dresden), if the booking is made online. You can find more information at:


Press Release

Media contact:

Uwe Schuhart
Director Media Relations/PR
Press Spokesperson
Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG
Phone: +49 (0) 341 224-1159