5 Feb 2019 15:40

Aeroflot's Bishkek-Moscow flight delayed by airport evacuation

BISHKEK. Feb 5 (Interfax) - Aeroflot's Bishkek-Moscow flight was delayed on Tuesday by the evacuation of the Bishkek Manas International Airport following a bomb threat, airport spokesperson Aliya Kurbanova told Interfax.

"Passengers are awaiting boarding," Kurbanova said, adding that the search for a bomb in the airport was still in progress.

Passengers who had arrived from Moscow remained onboard their plane because of the ongoing search, she said.

"The same happened to passengers who had arrived from Novosibirsk. The plane landed in Manas, but passengers were not allowed to disembark," Kurbanova said.

All passengers and people accompanying them, as well as airport employees, are standing outdoors and waiting for a permission to come inside, she said.