Bomb discovery near Hamburg Airport forces the airport to completely close down

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Hamburg Airport was forced to close down on Wednesday evening after a WW2 bomb was found in Hamburg-Schnelsen, just West of the German airport. No flights are departing or landing. It is undetermined when the airport can reopen. 

The airport wrote on its website that: “all travellers should stay in contact with their booked airlines via https://www.hamburg-airport.de/en/timetable_and_airlines.php

An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380 diverted to Copenhagen, Denmark while other aircraft diverted to Hannover and Bremen.

UPDATE: the airport reopened around 23:00.

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