Turkey’s giant new hub, Istanbul Airport, hosted more than 40 million passengers, mainly using international flights, since opening its doors last year.
British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday citing security concerns but give no details about what may have prompted the move.
Transport chaos takes grip in Europe with flights grounded at airports in France and Germany as staff walk out over pay disputes. German and French unions demand a six percent pay rise for workers.
Helicopters with heat-sensing cameras circled to spot stragglers and police chiefs said they would use force if necessary to clear the area, warning that an uncontrolled explosion would be big enough to flatten a city block.
At least 60,000 people will be evacuated as authorities in Germany's financial hub attempt to diffuse a World War II bomb with 1.4 tonnes of explosives.
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