Helsinki Malmi Airport
Helsinki Malmi Airport, Finland. Image: Ssipila, Wikimedia commons.

Activists in Finland rally on as Malmi airport is scheduled to be closed later this year

Activists in Helsinki, Finland, are pursuing every option to stop something the city says is inevitable: building homes for 25,000 people on the site of an airport that’s been in operation since the 1930s.

Planes have been taking off and landing at Malmi Airport since 1936, making it one of the oldest international airports in Europe in continuous use.

But the City of Helsinki is insistent that flight operations will stop at the end of the year, even as protesters, who gathered again this weekend, say the airport should stay open not just for private pilots, but because of its cultural heritage and natural habitat importance.

Read the full article at News Now Finland.