Attack on Atatürk Airport

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 29, 2016 20:39

Attack on Atatürk Airport

Terrorists attacked Atatürk Airport Istanbul in Turkey last night, killing 41 and injuring 239 in a triple suicide attack. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

The bombers had been trying to pass through X-ray machines at the airport when they were stopped by Turkish security officials. They opened fire with AK-47 rifles, before detonating the bombs. Responsibility has not yet been claimed for the attack but media reports are suggesting so-called Islamic State is behind this latest atrocity.

ony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO, commented: “The safety and security of passengers are our top priorities. This tragedy in Istanbul and the one in Brussels earlier this year show that there is a growing challenge for governments to keep people safe in the ‘landside’ parts of the airport. Moving people ‘airside’ more quickly can help to mitigate risk. The industry has a number of initiatives in place to achieve that aim and we are working with governments and airports to implement them.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 29, 2016 20:39