Elements of London Luton Airport had been evacuated after a fireplace alarm was activated at present (March 24).
Passengers had been instructed to go away the airport “as a precaution” after a fireplace alarm sounded.
The airport initially stated on Twitter: “As a consequence of a fireplace alarm activation, elements of the terminal have been evacuated as a precaution.
“The reason for the activation is at the moment being investigated.
“Please settle for our apologies for any inconvenience whereas this takes place.”
Round 40 minutes later, the airport confirmed on Twitter the fireplace alarm activation was a false alarm and passengers and workers had been returning to the terminal.
The airport tweeted: “We will affirm the fireplace alarm activation was a false alarm. Passengers and workers are returning to the terminal.
“Thanks on your endurance and co-operation.”
In the course of the evacuation, photos and movies circulated social media as passengers shared their frustration with the wait.
One stated: “Caught at Luton Airport. Unhappy.”
Whereas one other tweeted: “Caught in #lutonairport arrivals tunnel little or no comms and some indignant folks.”
Passengers that had landed on the airport had been additionally saved on board because the airport investigated the alarm.
One twitter consumer stated: “Bored on the aircraft ready for the passengers caught within the terminal whereas different elements are being evacuated.”