The opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport is to be delayed until at least next March. The airport was due to open next month but has had to postpone the opening because of problems with its fire safety systems.
Air Berlin, Lufthansa and Easyjet were scheduled to operate flights from the new airport, however they have had to change their plans.
Easyjet will operate its normal schedule from Berlin Schoenefeld, and Lufthansa and Air Berlin will operate their planned new services from Tegel Airport in the meantime.
EasyJet’s corporate affairs manager Andrew McConnell said: “EasyJet is pleased that the authorities took in consideration its position and recommendations and that they do not put security at stake.”
Tahir Bhimani, director of the German Travel Centre, said the delays would not disrupt Lufthansa’s additional flights from Birmingham, Manchester and Heathrow: “We are working closely with Lufthansa to promote the additional flights.”
The £2bn new airport has already had a series of setbacks from its first predicted opening in late 2011. Once running, it will replace existing Schoenefeld and Tegel airports.