Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

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2017/09/26 | 545 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | AIR TRANSPORT

Berliners have voted to keep open the Cold War-era city airport Tegel, threatening political turbulence in the German capital and more trouble for Chancellor Angela Merkel after a bruising election victory.Tegel or TXL has long been marked for closure, but an embarrassing years-long delay in opening its larger replacement airport BER led to a popular push to keep operating it after all as the capital's second airport.In a referendum held on the same day as the general election, some 56.1 per...(…)

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