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Government airport in Schönefeld is delayed until 2016

The inauguration date for the Government airport on the new Capitol Airport BER in Schönefeld has been moved for the second time. As announced by the spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Marianne Kothe, that it is now planned to open in 2016, two years later than originally planned. The original date was November 2011. The parties concerned realised from very early on that besides an enormous cost explosion there would be delays. The construction costs had doubled to €310million and the opening date put back to 2014. The spokesperson acknowledged a report from the “Bild”. According to Kothe the problem lies with the local government of Brandenburg, as the planning procedure was delayed by a year. Furthermore an EU wide r[…]