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30 Oct 2019 | 12:57 PM UTC

Germany: Climate activists plan blockade at Berlin airports November 9-10

Germany News Alert

Climate activists to block Berlin airports November 9-10; flight delays and cancelations possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Berlin, Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), Schönefeld Airport (SXF)


Climate activist group "Staying on the Ground" is planning a blockade at an airport in Berlin on Saturday, November 9, and Sunday, November 10, in a mobilization against the aviation industry's impact on the climate. Their demands include an expansion stop for airport infrastructure, the abolition of short-haul flights, and the introduction of a kerosene and ticket tax.

It is unclear as to which airport will be blocked, though disruptions should be expected at Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) and Schönefeld Airport (SXF).

A heightened security presence and flight delays and cancellations are to be expected at TXL and SXF on these dates.  


Individuals traveling via TXL and SXF are advised to monitor developments, confirm their flight reservations, anticipate delays and cancelations, and adhere to all instructions issued by airport security.


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