It is eight years late. It is billions of euros over budget; more than triple the original estimates. It is probably not necessary given the pandemic-induced downturn in the industry. But Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport finally opened on Saturday afternoon.
Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport, already nearly a decade late, might not open in October 2020 after all. As contractors press on towards completing the construction a new challenge now faces the operation: Coronavirus.
Lufthansa’s Munich operation gets an upgrade for domestic passengers and the carrier faces new EasyJet competition in the domestic market. Can these changes deliver enough to help it keep customers loyal?