A threat against Turkey’s Atlasglobal airline forced the Copenhagen Airport to evacuate 10 gates early Monday.
According to the airport’s official Twitter account, the airport was forced to clear gates C30-39 due to a police investigation.
Due to police investigation, we have cleared gate C30-39. Few delays are to be expected. Follow your flight on cph.dk or CPH App.— Copenhagen Airport (@CPHAirports) November 13, 2017
“Copenhagen police have said there is a threat against all Atlasglobal’s planes in Europe,” a Copenhagen Airports spokesperson told Reuters. During the investigation, authorities reportedly moved an Atlasglobal plane to a remote part of the airport so that police could carry out checks.
In a follow-up statement on the airport’s Twitter account, the airport reports that the facility is now “back to normal” with only a few delays.
The airport is now back to normal. Only a few delays - please follow your flight on cph.dk or on CPH App. We apologize for the inconvenience.— Copenhagen Airport (@CPHAirports) November 13, 2017
In a follow-up statement obtained by Reuters, Atlasglobal said that security checks found “nothing negative.”
“After receiving notice concerning the Atlasglobal flights in Copenhagen Airport, security units were contacted,” Atlasglobal said in the statement obtained by Reuters. “Necessary security measures were taken, and security units conducted necessary inspections. Nothing negative was encountered. We would like to inform the public that our flight operations in Copenhagen are back to their routine course.”
No airlines have yet issued any change waivers due to the incident.