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November 5, 2020

New $7B Berlin airport opens 9 years late, far above budget and with little fanfare

  • A string of technical and planning problems forced officials to abandon six previous opening dates.
    Associated Press

    AP Photo/Markus Schreiber [enlarge]
    Terminal 1 of the new airport was mostly empty leading up to its opening on Saturday.

    BERLIN — Nine years late and far above its original budget, Berlin's new airport finally opened on Saturday with little fanfare as the aviation industry struggles with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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