AIRLINES: Airports Across the Wall

While West Germany's Lufthansa was stonewalling over proposed new transatlantic air fares, another long-established pattern was being challenged in one of the world's more profitable aviation markets: the divided city of Berlin. In this case, the initiative came from East Germany, which eagerly wants more passengers to use East Berlin's Schonefeld Airport and is making its bid at a time when Four-Power negotiations on the status of the city appear to be on the verge of success (see THE WORLD).

Schönefeld has long operated in the shadow of West Berlin's bustling Tempelhof...

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