Airport forgets Flight! Plane Diverted!
A group of 150 Ryanair passengers booked on a flight from Eindhoven to London on January 1st arrived at Eindhoven airport... only to find the airport completely closed for the holiday.
The management of Eindhoven airport had forgotten the only scheduled flight of the day! Since there was nobody at the airport, and all Ryanair offices were also closed for the holiday, passengers ended up calling the police. The police also was unable to contact either staff of Eindhoven airport or Ryanair,
but did discover that air traffic control had diverted the inbound aircraft to Rotterdam. Arriving passengers were being bussed from Rotterdam to Eindhoven. To calm the situation, the police officers ended up arranging busses to take the departing passengers from Eindhoven to Rotterdam, and instructed air traffic control to hold the Ryanair B737 aircraft on the ground at Rotterdam airport, to wait for the busses. So far, nobody of Eindhoven airport management or of Ryanair was available
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Source: Dutch online newspaper Telegraaf