Sunday Mirror

Fly­ing start... 9 years late

- Aviation · Willy Brandt · Berlin Tegel Airport · Tegel · EasyJet

THE first fly­ers landed at a new in­ter­na­tional air­port yes­ter­day – nine years af­ter it was meant to open.

Eco-pro­test­ers at Ber­linBran­den­burg Willy Brandt Air­port held signs read­ing: “Fly­ing is so yes­ter­day.”

But easy­Jet be­came the first car­rier to land there, with a flight from the Ger­man city’s Tegel air­port, which will close next week.

The new site was due to open in 2011 but tech­ni­cal is­sues caused huge de­lays.

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