New Berlin airport opening delayed
Berlin, May 8, 2012
The opening of Berlin's new airport, scheduled for June 3, will be delayed until after the summer due to problems with fire safety, the airport operator said on Tuesday.
"It's not a good day for the airport Berlin-Brandenburg Willy-Brandt, not a good day for... the many visitors to our region," Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit told a news conference.
Rainer Schwarz, spokesman for the operator's management, said a new opening date would be set after the summer break.
Until then Berlin's two current airports, Schoenefeld and Tegel, will continue handling all flights, he added.
The new airport intends to attract initially up to 27 million people a year. – Reuters