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The Berlin Airport Fiasco

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

Germany is known for its efficient infrastructure and transport. So why has Berlin's new airport not quite gone to plan? It is billions over budget, seven years late in opening, and is still being rebuilt before a single plane has landed. What has 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? Chris Bowlby’s had a rare behind the scenes tour of Berlin’s new airport.

Presenter: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Jim Frank

(Photo: Berlin airport in construction. Credit: Getty Images)

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