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