Dunedin International Airport (DUD) reopened on the morning (local time) of Monday, March 18, after reports of a suspicious object prompted authorities to close the airport on Sunday evening, March 17. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) declared the suspicious item to be a "hoax object." Residual flight disruptions are to be expected at DUD over the coming hours.
Security forces in New Zealand have been on high alert after an anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim terrorist attacked two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, killing at least 50 people and wounding 50 others.
Individuals at or flying through DUD over the coming hours are advised to confirm their flight status and anticipate residual flight disruptions.
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