Munich Airport Security Breach Cost €1 Million

The bill for the consequences of the Munich Airport security breach could total more than €1 million ($1.2 million), the airport chief said on Monday, July 30, 2018.

Passengers suffered from two days of flight cancellations and long delays at the weekend as a result of a security scare that forced the evacuation of Terminal 2.

About 330 flights were cancelled and more than 32,000 passengers were left stranded from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon after a woman entered the secure area of the airport without going through security.

The entire terminal including departure lounges and its satellite terminal were evacuated, leaving thousands of passengers in the lurch. Flights remained grounded for seven hours on Saturday.

A spokesman for the airport said flights by Lufthansa and its partner airlines, and those carriers belonging to Star Alliance, were the worst affected as they fly exclusively from Terminal 2.

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