Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Berlin-Brandenburg airport delayed...again.

The Berlin-Brandenburg airport is delayed again, but Air Wear shipments are running on-time. ;)

Excerpt from the NY Times:

The new airport, the Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport, was originally scheduled to open in 2011, then June 2012. The deadline was then pushed back to March, and then to October. It is to replace two older airports — Tegel in the west and Schönefeld in the east — which were strained beyond capacity as the reunified city established itself as a tourist destination. Last year about 25 million visitors passed through Berlin. The new airport is supposed to be able handle up to 27 million passengers a year.

The delays in the project — the latest caused by a faulty fire safety system — have dented Germany's shiny image as an efficient industrial powerhouse driven by superior technical know-how and have become the butt of jokes among Berlin residents.

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