The activists cut through the fence of the airport area with wire cutters and rode bicycles to the General Aviation Terminal (GAT), the group said on Friday. Private jets and business flights depart from the GAT. Private jets parked there were sprayed with orange paint over a large area.
The campaign could be seen via live stream on Twitter, among other places, and a sprayed plane is clearly visible in the video. Upon request, the airport and the federal police confirmed that activists had gained access to the security area of the airport. It was not initially confirmed whether they had sprayed private jets. Air traffic at the airport was not affected by the climate protest, the airport and the executive said. It remained unclear how many activists were on the site.
“Our color campaign turned the private jets from a symbol of excessive luxury into a warning sign against the ruthless destruction of the climate that a minority of the super-rich is doing at the expense of the majority,” said one of the activists, according to the “Last Generation” statement.