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Berlin's Long-Delayed New Airport Probably Won't Open in 2017

Currently five years overdue and counting, Berlin's new international airport is scheduled to open at last in late 2017.

Then again, maybe not.

The project's chief executive, Karsten Muehlenfeld, has told a German newspaper that the chance of winding things up in 2017 is "only very small now."  

Originally planned for a 2012 opening, the airport, which has been under construction since 2006, has faced seemingly endless red tape and technical trouble. The latest delay has to do with problems with the electical systems, poky regulatory approval, and a still not fully built passenger terminal.

Muehlenfeld says everything could finally be up and running by late March of 2018. But we wouldn't count on it.