Thousand + Frankfurt residents protest in Frankfurt airport – for the 37th Monday – against aircraft noise
The 37th Monday protest at Terminal 1 in Frankfurt airport took place on 8th October, and was attended by well over a thousand Frankfurt and surrounding area residents. They have continued to hold huge weekly protests, at the airport, in their vociferous and determined campaign against the level of noise caused to residents living under flights paths used by the new runway, that was opened last October. There will be a huge protest to mark the anniversary of its opening, on the weekend of 20th and 21st October. There will also be a nation-wide protest across Germany against night flights, on 24th November, which is expected to a very large event. Feeling against aircraft noise, at night especially, is running very high in Germany.
Anniversary is soon approaching of the opening of the north-west runway at Frankfurt Airport for the first time since the runway. Every Monday, people from the Rhine-Main region demonstrate against aircraft noise. Also on 8 October. This time with civil disobedience.
A little civil disobedience was a march through the Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport as always. Whistles, though forbidden by the court were also used on 8th October along with the instruments with which the Monday demonstrators force their hearing (make themselves heard). Around 1000 people, according to police reiterated “noise and dirt, the runway has to go.” The citizens’ initiative aviation Offenbach and the syndicate aircraft noise Hanau-Kinzig had organized the demonstration. The citizens’ groups say 1500 to 1600 participants took part.
Original German at
Thirty-seventh Monday demonstration in Terminal
For now 37th and last Monday demo before the autumn holidays was on 8 October 2012 with about 2,000 citizens from across the Rhine-Main area who came to Terminal B at Frankfurt Airport to protest against the expansion of the airport in general and the Northwest Runway in particular. It was organised by the Alliance of Citizens ‘Initiatives ((BBI) and the evening was jointly organized by citizens’ initiatives from Offenbach and Hanau / Kinzigtal. Starting next Monday again find two vigils -. During the autumn holiday – instead.
There are lots more photographs of the protest at http://www.flughafen-bi.de/
and many, many more ….
There is also a long article about the threat of the Airport City that is developing around Frankfurt airport.
” …. the airport is increasingly designed to be “Frankfurt Airport City”. A new city in the Rhine-Main area with an airport. Even today more than 70% of the revenue of the Fraport AG are achieved through the leasing of real estate, the pure air traffic makes it even from just under 30%. On the surface of the Cargo City Süd in the south of Frankfurt Airport arise next to Terminal 3 additional freight and logistics companies. New wildland loss is inevitable: the existing motorway at Zeppelinheim needs to be extended further, a new S-Bahn station to be built.”
The last two paragraphs (bad Google translation) say:
Already realized projects are the LSG Sky Chefs ( airline catering ) over 55,000 square meters (2,400 employees) and Park Inn Hotel (operated by Rezidor Hotel Group), with 209 rooms. Projects in planning and execution are the sale of MK 1 ( Quartier Alpha ) to Gross & Partner and OFB project development. In Quartier Mondo will be the new headquarters of the Condor flight service. The seven-storey building will be on 10.400m ² including a flight operations center and a training center equipped with simulation unit. In addition to the areas for Condor, additional 3.000m ² for small-scale rental. The Meininger Hotel Group directly for Frankfurt’s new district decided at the airport: On the section of the building field MK 14 in the northwest of the area built the Bauwens Development GmbH & Co.KG an eight-storey hotel building with a gross floor area of 4,720 m². The hotel will include 168 rooms, a conference area and a lounge area. The founding initiative Frankfurt HOLM eV, which has moved its office in the Jean Gardner Batten Street in Gateway Gardens is to provide mandated the requirements for the creation of the House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM) in Frankfurt’s new district at the airport.Construction of the House of Logistics & Mobility was the end of March 2012, the official opening is scheduled for 2013. For building service Imtech Germany on a 4.300m ² of land at the Amelia-Mary-Earhart-road is a new principal. The seven-story office building will have 15,000 m² of rental space and thus offer space for more than 500 jobs. Completion of the building is in the course of 2012.
This new metropolis will be a city without inhabitants, the visitors fly and fly to go about their business again. There will be no elected body which controls this structure, the existing cultural, social and economic structure will be changed dramatically. The Frankfurt Airport City will dominate the entire region if we fail to stop this development.