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   Vol. 16 No. 61
Monday July 31, 2017

The Airport From Hell?
BER—The Airport From Hell?


   “This airport should have been a world-class showpiece for Germany,” says Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, which has long sought to introduce service to Berlin.
   “It’s an embarrassment.”
   Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt—also widely known as BER—has cost at least €5 billion since construction began in 2006. Despite promises, the airport is still not fully opened in 2017.
   Recently Bloomberg reported that Germany’s biggest city has fewer overseas flights than Düsseldorf (with less than a quarter of Berlin’s population).
   Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, which operates Berlin’s three airports, said BER is 89 percent completed and some 150,000 defects have been remedied.
   “The aim,” the airport operator claims, “is to finish BER as soon as possible.”
   Meanwhile, Tegel and Schonefeld, the two airports left in Berlin after Tempelhof was closed, warp under overuse and appear to be held together with scotch tape and rubber bands.
   Is BER truly ‘the airport from hell’ as some have dubbed the troubled facility?
   Your move…
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