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Greece: Hijacking threat reported at Athens International Airport March 15

Hijacking threat reported at Athens International Airport (ATH) March 15; heightened security presence and flight disruptions reported

15 Mar 05:02 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH)

Event

A hijacking threat was called into Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) on Friday, March 15, prompting authorities to implement a heightened security presence at the airport and change departure times. Lingering flight disruptions (including delays and cancelations) are possible at the airport over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals flying via ATH are advised to monitor developments to the situation, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, confirm flight reservations before departing for the airport, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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