Berlin's much delayed new airport welcomes first flights

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2020/11/02 | 618 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | AIR TRANSPORT
Berlin's much delayed new airport welcomes first flights © Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH

Berlin's new international airport officially opened on Saturday nine years late, massively over-budget and in the middle of a virus-induced air transport crisis.Two special flights operated by low-cost pioneer EasyJet and German national carrier Lufthansa touched down at Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER) around 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) after flying in from nearby Tegel Airport and Munich respectively."It's a historic day," Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr told reporters. "I sti...(…)

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