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German carrier Air Berlin has agreed an out-of-court settlement with airport operators in its dispute over the delayed opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg airport (BER).
The airport, which was originally due to open in 2010, is still under construction and has run billions of Euros over budget.
Originally planned to be opened in 2010, BER has encountered a series of delays due to poor construction planning, management, execution and corruption
Air Berlin, which is currently running at a loss, had planned on making BER its main hub airport.
"Air Berlin and Berlin Brandenburg GmbH airport operators have agreed an out-of-court settlement in the compensation claim based on the postponement of the opening of Berlin Brandenburg airport BER in 2012," the airline said in a statement.
"Air Berlin has therefore withdrawn its claim before the regional court of Potsdam. Both parties have agreed not to disclose details of the settlement."
The planned June 3, 2012 inauguration of the new hub was to replace two smaller airports, Tegel and Schoenefeld.