The climate activists had managed to gain access to the airport shortly after 4 p.m. The activists called on travelers to stop flying and also demanded that the government stop subsidizing this means of transport.
According to a Berlin airport spokesperson, activity on both runways was fully resumed at around 6:15 p.m. Five outbound flights had to be cancelled, affecting a total of 750 passengers, he added.
Transport Minister Volker Wissing of the liberal FDP party strongly criticized these actions. According to him, the right to demonstrate is a fundamental right, but the actions are “increasingly intolerable”. The rule of law must “act firmly against this”, he believes. “Society cannot accept this behavior. »