After a nine-year delay, a ballooning budget and a series of ever-worsening technical blunders, the new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport is set to finally open at the end of next month. Reporter Janelle Dumalaon takes a look around.
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Once a symbol of freedom in West Berlin, Tegel airport quickly became too small for a united Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now, 30 years later a new, much-delayed airport is finally taking its place.
Twenty-eight years and 550,000 faults later, Berlin's new airport is finally set to open to air traffic on October 31. However, serious questions remain about the financial situation of the company that owns it.
Once Tegel airport is gone, so will be the dream of an inner-city portal that brought millions of people to Berlin each year. What's left will be memories of its unique futuristic features, says DW's Timothy Rooks.
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