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30 May 2019 | 12:02 AM UTC

Chile: Airport in Punta Arenas evacuated May 29

Chile News Alert

Officials evacuate Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ) in Punta Arenas following unconfirmed bomb threat on the evening of May 29; details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/30/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ), Punta Arenas

Event

Passengers were reportedly evacuated out of Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ) near Punta Arenas at approximately 19:45 (local time) on Wednesday, May 29, following an unconfirmed bomb threat. According to local reports, emergency personnel have been deployed into the area. A heightened security presence is expected in and around the airport in the coming hours. Associated flight disruptions are also possible. Details are still emerging.

Advice

Travelers flying to or from PUQ are advised to monitor developments to the situation, obey all instructions issued by the local authorities, and confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport.

 

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