More wastage at Berlin's new airport

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  • AMcWhirter
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    Berlin’s Brandenburg airport (BER) remains closed and the latest estimated date for opening is Autumn 2020. It means many millions of travellers (including delegates attending the ITB trade show) will have to endure the city’s existing crowded airports for the next two years at least.

    In the past I’ve reported on the empty Steigenberger airport hotel and DB’s ghost trains which regularly run in and out of the (airport) station to keep the system in good order.

    Now it is reported by thelocal.de that the airport monitors will be replaced at a cost of Euros 500,000. Even though the monitors in question have never displayed a departng or arriving flight.

    BER spokesman Hannes Stefan Hoenemann confirmed to thelocal.de that the screens have been burnt out by six years of being pumped full of electricity. The monitors would be replaced at a cost of Euros 500,000.

    https://www.thelocal.de/20180316/monitors-at-berlin-airport-to-be-replaced-for-half-a-million-euros-before-ever-being-used


    capetonianm
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    So it’s true about German efficiency. When they screw up, they do it properly, no half measures.


    AMcWhirter
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    Today’s Frankfurter Allgemeine reports that a Lufthansa chief has lost faith in the new Berlin airport (BER).

    Board member Thorsten Dirks (CEO of Eurowings the main operator at Berlin) says “My prediction is that the thing [the airport terminal] will be demolished and rebuilt.”

    It comes after the news (see above) that no fewer than 750 monitors at BER will have to be replaced.

    Frankfurter Allgemeine says that Lufthansa now faces the problem that its equipment, furniture, logos (after the livery change) are all outdated following years of delay/

    While BER rested the rest of the [aviation] world has moved on.

    http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/die-lufthansa-raet-ber-abreissen-15499320.html?GEPC=s3


    GivingupBA
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    I found this Telegraph article about BER quite interesting:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/berlin-new-airport-delayed-again/

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