5-Sep-2012 12:49 PM

Berlin Brandenburg opening to be delayed until Oct-2013: reports

Germany's Berlin Brandenburg International Airport's could reportedly be delayed until 27-Oct-2013, with confirmation of the revised opening date expected on 07-Sep-2012, according to local media reports from spiegel.de, Die Bild, Deutsche Welle, The Local.de and dpa-AFX. The airport was initially scheduled to be opened in Jun-2012, with the date subsequently revised until 17-Mar-2013. Prior to this, the original scheduled opening date was 01-Nov-2011. Meanwhile, reports on cost overruns indicate that the German Federal Government and Berlin and Brandenburg State Governments would be required to inject a further EUR1 billion into the project. The airport originally had a budget of EUR2.5 billion, with this now expected to be increased to over EUR4 billion.