Berlin's much delayed new airport welcomes first flights

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.The first flights operated by low-cost pioneer EasyJet and German national carrier Lufthansa touched down at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) around 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) after flying in from nearby Tegel Airport and Munich respectively.Many Germans had almost given up on the airport after years of delays and spiralling costs which saw the facility finally open nine years late.When it did, there was little fanfare given the deep crisis t…

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