UAE Flights Not Affected After Airport Closure In Germany

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Flights between the UAE and Germany were not affected by the brief closure of Munich International Airport on Saturday, UAE carriers have confirmed to Khaleej Times.

Spokespersons from Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said their respective flights operated as per schedule. No flight was delayed or diverted.

Munich International Airport was closed for security reasons after climate activists appeared to have stuck themselves to the taxiways, according to reports.

Stay up to date with the latest news. Follow KT on WhatsApp Channels.

An airport spokesperson confirmed some flights were either cancelled or diverted to other airports. After about two hours, one of the two runways was reopened, followed by the second runway an hour later.

Eight climate activists who were involved in the incident were arrested as the breach occurred during one of the busiest travel periods for the airport in southern Germany.

Climate group Last Generation, which has carried out similar protests in the past, said it was responsible for the action in a series of posts on X showing members on what appeared to be a runway or tarmac with protest signs.

(With inputs from Agencies)


  • Flight delays at Germany airport after climate activists glue themselves on runway
  • UAE jobs: Emirates announces cabin crew vacancies for residents
  • Watch: Monorail, green havens, mini forests; first look inside Dubai's new airport
  • UAE-India travel: IndiGo announces daily flights from Abu Dhabi to 2 popular cities


Khaleej Times

Legal Disclaimer:
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.