Check-in closure times and checking in the evening before you fly
The check-in desk for your flight will open 2 hours before the scheduled departure time.
You should arrive at your airline's check-in desk between one-and-a-half and two hours before your flight is scheduled to depart to make sure that you have plenty of time to check in and that the flight leaves on schedule. If you arrive later than this, the airline can refuse to allow you on board.
Please contact your airline or tour operator to find out when the check-in desk for your flight closes.
You should be at the gate at least 40 minutes before your flight departs.
In order to ensure that everything keeps running smoothly and even more quickly in the future, please be aware of which checkpoint you are supposed to go to for security control. Information about the checkpoints you are supposed to go to can be found on the departures page of the Dortmund Airport website. Our friendly ground staff will of course be happy to help if you have any further questions.
Checking in the evening before you fly
Check in during the evening for a relaxed start to the following day. Some airlines allow you to check in your luggage the evening before you fly. This means that you can avoid having to queue at the check-in desk on the day of your flight and can go directly to the security checkpoint on the departures level.
For flights on the following day
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
all flights ( an extra charge is made)
Important: When you check in, you must show the identity cards or passports of all the people whose luggage is being checked in. You cannot check in long guns or handguns on the evening before you fly.