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Germany: Still not ready for take-off! AfD protest Berlin's unfinished airport01:31

Germany: Still not ready for take-off! AfD protest Berlin's unfinished airport

Germany, Berlin
March 1, 2015 at 17:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Activists from Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) took to Berlin's unfinished Brandenburg airport on Sunday, claiming that it symbolised 'incapable' German political parties. Armed with suitcases, the activists staged an 'unsuccessful check-in' under the motto '1001 nights', in reference to the 1001 nights that the airport has been incomplete since its planned opening in June 2012.

Construction of Berlin Brandenburg airport began in 2006 with an estimated budget of around €2 billion ($2.24 billion). Today the airport has already cost over €5 billion ($5.6 billion) with latest estimates reaching €8 billion ($9 billion) according to AfD sources.

Berlin's previous mayor Klaus Wowereit stepped down from his position in December 2014 over the delays and increasing cost of the planned airport.

Germany: Still not ready for take-off! AfD protest Berlin's unfinished airport01:31
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Activists from Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) took to Berlin's unfinished Brandenburg airport on Sunday, claiming that it symbolised 'incapable' German political parties. Armed with suitcases, the activists staged an 'unsuccessful check-in' under the motto '1001 nights', in reference to the 1001 nights that the airport has been incomplete since its planned opening in June 2012.

Construction of Berlin Brandenburg airport began in 2006 with an estimated budget of around €2 billion ($2.24 billion). Today the airport has already cost over €5 billion ($5.6 billion) with latest estimates reaching €8 billion ($9 billion) according to AfD sources.

Berlin's previous mayor Klaus Wowereit stepped down from his position in December 2014 over the delays and increasing cost of the planned airport.