Former Air Berlin CEO Hartmut Mehdorn has been named the new head of Berlin Brandenburg Airport.  

German minister of transport Peter Ramsauer said that Mehdorn has “excellent management skills and economical and technical competence” to head the new airport.

In February, the airport’s supervisory board dismissed CEO and commercial director Rainer Schwarz after the much-delayed opening of the airport. The airport opening has been delayed four times and is two years behind schedule.