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29 Dec 2018 | 02:13 PM UTC

Germany: Hannover Airport (HAJ) resumes operations December 29

Hannover Airport (HAJ) resumes normal operations on December 29 after a temporary closure due to a vehicle on the runway; residual flight disruptions possible

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Event

Hannover Airport (HAJ) reopened around 21:00 (local time) on Saturday, December 29, following a temporary closure due to a security breach earlier in the day. According to local police, a vehicle crashed through a security barrier and drove onto the runway around 15:40, prompting a closure of the runways and part of Terminal A. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Incoming flights were diverted to regional airports and several flights were delayed. Residual flights disruptions may persist for the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals flying through HAJ are advised to confirm their flight status and anticipate flight disruptions (e.g. delays, cancelations, etc.) and crowded airport conditions.

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