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June 19, 2019

Athens Airport on Alert Over Hijack Warning

Greek authorities are on alert on Friday after receiving a phone call warning of possible hijackings of airliners flying from London to the Greek capital.

Three flights from London which landed at Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport were directed to an isolated section of the airfield.

According to initial information, passengers from the first airplane have already disembarked safely and are going through passport and security checks, while the same procedure will be followed with passengers from the two other flights.

After the three planes are evacuated, police officers will inspect the planes with sniffer dogs.

The call was made to a shop inside the airport, and security was immediately alerted.

Due to tight security measures, flights arriving and departing will experience delays.

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