Cancelled flights, long lines, and heavy crowds. Sound familiar? Well, Schiphol isn’t the only airport suffering after Eindhoven airport closed its terminal yesterday after the discovery of a possible firearm. 😬
The mysterious “firearm-like object” was found in someone’s hand luggage and left a sea of passengers waiting in and outside of Eindhoven airport for hours yesterday afternoon, reports NOS.
A bad day at Eindhoven airport
With return flights being cancelled left, right, and centre because of the threat, travellers returning to the Netherlands were also stranded abroad — and might not even be able to return to the lowlands for several days.
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Airline Transavia shared that just shy of 130 residents of the Netherlands were stuck in Krakow, Poland, and two flights to Ibiza were also cancelled.
(Stranded in Ibiza? That might not be so bad after all. 💃)
The airport requested that travellers who were victims of cancelled flights went home and rebooked online.
Many travellers took to Twitter to complain about the chaotic mess at the Dutch airport. They claimed there was no communication about what was happening.
A spokesman for the Marechaussee stated that the suspicious item was probably a fake weapon.
Security checks resumed shortly after the military police concluded that there was no threat. However, the investigation is still ongoing.
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