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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 09, 2012

 The debut of Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Germany has been postponed indefinitely, due to technical problems with the facility's fire-protection system. The new facility, which will be the largest gateway to the German capital, was slated to open June 3. Flights to Berlin's two existing airports, Schönefeld and Tegel, will not be affected by the postponement. In a statement released yesterday, Burkhard Kieker, CEO of VisitBerlin, said, "This is a responsible decision. In the interest of the tourism and convention destination Berlin, a launch of BER on a safe and comfortable basis is better than a possibly bumpy start, which impairs the arrival and departure of our guests."