Germany: Much delayed BER airport will open in October 2020, says CEO

Managing Director of Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) Engelbert Luetke Daldurp gave a press tour of the airport's construction site outside of Berlin on Wednesday, more than seven years after its initial opening date. «The Berlin Brandenburg Airport will be opened in October 2020. We have finished most of the construction,» Luetke Daldrup said. «The biggest worries that I had are behind me now... Еще. The smoke extraction management, which was a big topic for which the company Siemens was responsible, has been finished in April 2019, so about two months ago; received its final permission from the TUEV [Technical Control Board],» Luetke Daldurp added. Luetke Daldrup explained that investigators would be on the site for the next few months, with a handover in operations expected to take place in the autumn. The current cost estimate of the airport reportedly runs at €6 billion ($6.7 billion).

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