Berlin Airport Service announced that flights had been “interrupted” and urged passengers to check the status of their flights.
Aktueller Passagierhinweis: #Flugbetrieb am Flughafen Schönefeld #SXF wegen Fundes einer Weltkriegsbombe eingestellt. Wir informieren in Kürze weiter. // Passenger note: Flight operations at Schönefeld Airport #SXF interrupted due to a World War II bomb finding. We'll inform soon pic.twitter.com/r71TsKQMOE
— Berlin Airport Service (@berlinairport) November 29, 2019
The police confirmed to the Berliner Morgenpost that a WWII bomb was found around 12.20pm during construction work on the airport site.
Flight operations were suspended for around an hour. According to Flightradar 24, planes were diverted to Berlin's Tegel Airport during that time.
Airport spokesman Daniel Tolksdorf said the bomb disposal squad got to the airport very quickly and examined the device.
It was then decided that flight operations could resume because the device is not too close to the terminal or runways.
Throughout Germany, World War II bomb finds – resulting in city evacuations during their detonation – are commonplace.