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Paphos Airport Operates Normally After Hijacked Jet Landed in Larnaca

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The Cyprus Paphos International Airport is operating normally amid reports that all flights have been diverted there from the Cyprus Larnaca International Airport after hijacked Egyptian commercial jet landed there, Paphos Airport Administration Office told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, the EgyptAir passenger flight MS181 was hijacked by a single male suicide bomber with between 58 and 82 people on board, according to various reports.

"As I can see from my schedule, our flights are on check-in and we are working normally, and on boarding also," the office said.

The report of the hijacked passenger jet traveling from Egypt’s Alexandria to Cairo was received by police at 8:30 a.m. local time (6:30 GMT).

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