26 Apr 2013
JSC “Almaty International Airport”
On April 25, 2013 at 18.45 police department and information centre of the Almaty airport received an anonymous call from a man with the information that a man with an explosive inside of a blue bag is on the way to the Almaty International Airport.
Some time later an inebriated woman called the dispatch centre of the airport and repeated the previous information.
Information was immediately brought to the attention of the airport management and aviation security services, department of ES of Almaty city, police and authorities.
Emergency evacuation of passengers and staff from the terminal building has begun. Thenumberofevacueeswasabout 1500 people.
This information was processed and worked off by the airport aviation security services in accordance with the stated plan.
After a careful inspection it was found that it was all a hoax.
The call of phone hooligans led to the delay of 4 flights departing from Almaty airport and 4 arrival flights.
At 20.38 the work of all departments of the Almaty International Airport was recovered.
Departure and arrival of aircraft, passenger handling is performed in enhance mode.
Law enforcement authorities are investigating into the matter.
Press Office JSC “Almaty International Airport”.