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The Berlin Airport Fiasco

Billions over budget, seven years late in opening, and still being rebuilt before a single plane’s landed. What’s gone so wrong at the new Berlin airport? Chris Bowlby reports.

One thing Germany does well, you might assume, is infrastructure and transport. Think again. For Global Business on the BBC World Service, Chris Bowlby’s had a rare behind the scenes tour of Berlin’s new airport. It’s billions over budget, already seven years late in opening, and is still being rebuilt before a single plane’s landed. So what’s gone so wrong in a place supposed to be the capital of efficient engineering? And is the Berlin airport fiasco a warning for infrastructure builders everywhere?

Presenter: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Jim Frank

Picture Credit: Getty

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