Berlin's new international airport delayed until 2016

Following a number of setbacks, Berlin's Brandenburg International Airport will not open until 2016.

Berlin's new international airport is delayed until 2016
Berlin's new international airport is delayed until 2016

Airport chiefs have stated that the airport could be open by March 2016 at the earliest, which is the airport’s seventh proposed opening date.

The latest delay is due to the northern runway having to be reconstructed after new rules were passed governing noise protection.

The cost for the construction of the airport has exceeded £3.5m; almost double the development’s original £2m budget.

Once open Brandenburg International Airport will replace the German capital’s three existing airports and will be the new hub for Air Berlin.

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