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Opening of Berlin’s New Airport Will Be Delayed Another Year, Says Mayor

Excerpt from Wall Street Journal

Jan 08, 2014 12:30 pm

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The shock factor that the airport still hasn’t opened after the expected 2012 date has worn off, but the government still needs to fix the problems ASAP for the sake of the country’s tourism industry.

— Samantha Shankman

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The opening of Berlin’s long-delayed new airport won’t happen in 2014, according to the mayor, the latest setback for Germany’s most prestigious public project which is now running at least 2½ years behind schedule.

The delay is due to long-standing problems installing fire-safety equipment. Mr. Schodrowski said there is “no concrete date” for the airport’s opening.

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