Minor evacuation at Melbourne Airport

first_imgIt’s “business as usual again” at Melbourne Airport, according to the gateway’s Twitter account, after a smoke in a computer room at the Melbourne Control Centre disrupted a few services yesterday morning.According to the an online update, although the smoke did not affect the airport’s air traffic control tower, there was a partial evacuation by air traffic control staff, which lead to aircraft in the southern flight information region temporarily held on the ground at all ports.“Airborne aircraft were controlled and managed normally for a landing and air traffic control tower services continued to be provided at all airports around the country,” the statement read.Fire fighters located at the airport helped resolve the issue within minutes, according to the airport, and no one was reported injured.Meanwhile, the airport also announced today a three percent increase in passenger numbers during February this year compared to the same month 2012.Click here for more information.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J. Operations return to normal. last_img read more