Perth airport evacuated
- Terminal evacuated on Thursday
- A technical breakdown triggered a fire alarm
- Has resulted in minimal delays so far
A busy terminal at Perth Airport has been evacuated after multiple fire alarms went off.
A technical malfunction was responsible for the alarm going off shortly before 5 a.m. local time on Thursday, which led to an emergency response from the authorities.
The evacuation affected the T1 terminal, which handles domestic and international flights.
The evacuees waited outside the terminal for up to 40 minutes but have since been given permission to re-enter the airport, a spokesman told Daily Mail Australia.
The T1 terminal in Perth had to be evacuated on Thursday after multiple fire alarms went off
“So far there have been minimal delays,” said the spokesman.
“No fire or smoke was detected.”
Travelers have previously been warned of flight delays.
It is the second time in a week that the airport has been evacuated Smoke was detected in the international terminal last Thursday.
Passengers spent almost two hours outside the terminal before being allowed back in.
Perth is Australia’s fourth busiest airport and is used by 14 million passengers each year.
Passengers have now been allowed to re-enter Perth Airport (stock image)