The new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) now expects open in the second half of 2017. Costs have now risen to €5.4 billion ($5.9 billion) for the much-delayed airport, which was originally scheduled to open in October 2011. Construction problems and technical issues have delayed the opening several times. BER said in a statement that some of the milestones for the completion of BER—such as requirements to complete of the smoke extraction system, which also affects ...

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