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New Berlin airport will Start — Eventually — on October 31, 2020

That’s nearly nine decades later than the date pictured when building started in 2006.

The operator of this German capital’s airports declared the date on Friday.

The newest BER airport has defied all clich├ęs of German efficacy: building issues and technical flaws watched that the date pushed back — most radically in 2012, once the launch was canceled only four months until it was supposed to occur.

The operator had stated it aimed to start the airport following October but had stopped short of committing itself to a particular date.

Airport manager Engelbert Luetke Daldrup reported that the transfer to the airport is going to be phased.

Flights to and from Tegel, the majority of the present two airports, are scheduled to finish on Nov. 8, 2020, however, airlines will probably continue to utilize the present Schoenefeld terminal, across the tarmac in the airport, to get some time.

“We have 11 weeks of hard work facing us,” Luetke Daldrup explained. A test period of systems in the airport will operate from April to October, “afterward BER could be opened safely and safely,” he added.