Lufthansa inaugurates Berlin Airbus A380

The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, named 'Berlin,' comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction
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A Lufthansa Airbus A380 airplane lands prior to its christening with the name 'Berlin' at Tegel airport on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)
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Flight attendants pose prior to boarding an Airbus A380 airplane that has just been christened 'Berlin' at Tegel airport prior to takeoff on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, named 'Berlin,' comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)
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Visitors watch a Lufthansa Airbus A380 airplane land prior to its christening with the name 'Berlin' at Tegel airport on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)
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A visitor looks at an Airbus A380 airplane that has just been christened 'Berlin' at Tegel airport prior to takeoff on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, named 'Berlin,' comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)
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Klaus Wowereit (L), mayor of Berlin and Christoph Franz, chief executive officer of Deutsche Lufthansa, pose with a model of an Airbus A380 airplane to be christened 'Berlin' at Tegel airport on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, named 'Berlin,' comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)
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Rainer Schwarz, chief executive officer of the Berlin airports, stands prior to the christening ceremony of an Airbus A380 airplane to be named 'Berlin' at Tegel airport on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, named 'Berlin,' comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)
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Klaus Wowereit (R), mayor of Berlin and Christoph Franz, chief executive officer of Deutsche Lufthansa, look at the landing gear of an Airbus A380 airplane they have just christened 'Berlin' prior to takeoff at Tegel airport on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, named 'Berlin,' comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)
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Christoph Franz, chief executive officer of Deutsche Lufthansa, sits inside an Airbus A380 airplane he has just christened 'Berlin' at Tegel airport prior to takeoff on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, named 'Berlin,' comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)
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Klaus Wowereit, mayor of Berlin, sits inside an Airbus A380 airplane he has just christened 'Berlin' at Tegel airport prior to takeoff on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, named 'Berlin,' comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)
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Klaus Wowereit (R), mayor of Berlin and Christoph Franz, chief executive officer of Deutsche Lufthansa, look at the landing gear of an Airbus A380 airplane they have just christened 'Berlin' prior to takeoff at Tegel airport on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, named 'Berlin,' comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)