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Flight disruption after Billund Airport bomb threat

Flight disruption after Billund Airport bomb threat

Billund Airport in central Denmark received reports of a bomb threat and was evacuated immediately. Communications Manager Dan Prangsgaard confirmed to ACW that the airport had opened and that everything is back to normal.

“We are in full operation, and traffic is back to normal,” said Prangsgaard.

Denmark’s second largest airport had to evacuate hundreds of passengers at around 10.30 am on Saturday, 20 April, after South East Jutland Police received reports of a bomb threat on the site.

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It has since emerged that one man has been arrested in connection with the bomb threat.  It is currently unclear if anyone else was involved, wrote The Sun. Newspaper shared pictures from the airport show a man in handcuffs being led away from the scene by police.

Police inspector Michael Weiss said: “We ask everyone not to drive towards the airport and to follow the police’s instructions on the spot.

“The evacuation has proceeded calmly and as expected, with travellers following our instructions.” Weiss has also apologised for the closure of the airport and for how many people it has impacted.

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact Anastasiya.Simsek@AirCargoWeek.com

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