Travel advisory: France’s Bordeaux airport shuts due to ‘major incident’
France’s international airport Bordeau has shut down due to “major incident” at its airport in Paris.
The Paris Airport Authority said in a tweet on Saturday that flights would be diverted to other airports in the region, including Bordeaus Lyon and Strasbourg, which are less than a five-minute walk from the airport.
A total of 922 flights had been cancelled, it added.
The airport was closed at 8:45 a.m. and reopened around 4:30 p.m., AFP news agency reported.
France’s state broadcaster said all flights in and out of the airport were cancelled.
The situation has caused “huge disruption” in France, the French foreign ministry said in an emailed statement.
France has been struggling with a spate of security incidents, including a terror attack at the French parliament in March that left 130 people dead.
Authorities have blamed ISIS, but it has not yet been confirmed that any terrorists carried out the attacks.