Fresno Yosemite International Airport Evacuation

At approximately 5:00 a.m. this morning, a suspicious item was discovered at Fresno Yosemite International Airport in the front terminal area which prompted an evacuation in the ticket and baggage claim areas.

 Fresno Police Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene and conducted an examination of the device.

The incident was resolved at approximately 6:30 a.m. the terminal and ticketing were reopened, and passengers began processing for flights.

Passengers who had arrived prior to the incident were processed through TSA screening and the first morning departure was released on time.  All other passengers were evacuated across from the terminal.

Of the morning flight departures six flight delays are expected. The airport anticipates delays ranging from 90 – 120 minutes. Passengers should contact their airlines for information on their specific flights and destinations.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport – Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is one of the largest drivers in economic activity in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Domestic and international carriers serving FAT offer Valley travelers daily nonstop flights to Chicago (December 21, 2023 – January 8, 2024), Dallas Fort Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Guadalajara, León, and Morelia in Mexico and soon Atlanta (June 2024) and Dallas Love Field (June 2024).

Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Fresno Chandler Executive Airport are municipally owned entities operating as a self-supporting enterprise.

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  1. We went out on an afternoon flight to SF that day. Didn’t know they had such drama in the AM.

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