Last updated: 12:04 PM ET, Mon December 21 2015

Berlin Airport Opening Reportedly Delayed Again

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | December 21, 2015

Berlin Airport Opening Reportedly Delayed Again

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A German newspaper is reporting that the new airport project in Berlin, which was expected to be completed by 2012, may have to push its opening date back once again.

Officials for the airport—dubbed Berlin Brandenburg Airport—have denied the report.

According to, the Berlin airport has been under construction since 2006, but a string of red tape and technical problems have plagued the construction and delayed the facility’s completion date.

The German newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, is reporting that it has seen a “confidential schedule from the airport's project management company” that claims the airport won’t be open to the public until 2018.

The newspaper claims the technical project manager found out about the change on Sept. 1.

In response to the report, airport officials have stated that the report is incorrect, and that chief executive Karsten Muehlenfeld’s goal of opening in the second half of 2017 was the latest and most accurate date.

In December 2014, TravelPulse reported that the airport had suffered its fifth delay during construction after Chief Executive Hartmut Mehdorn resigned. Again in May, the airport was forced to push back the opening date due to issues with the installation and inspection of fire protection systems.


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