FIGHTER jets have been scrambled following reports of a bomb threat on a Ryanair flight carrying 190 passengers to Greece.
The flight landed safely at Athens International Airport at 5.40pm, local time.
Police and firefighters surrounded the plane after it landed at a remote spot at the airport and was inspected by the bomb squad, ANA, a Greek news agency, reported.
Passengers were taken off the plane and searched, as well as their luggage and the aircraft itself.
The Greek fighter jets intercepted the plane as it entered Greek airspace above North Macedonia, the Greek Defence Ministry said.
Previously, it had been escorted by jets from the Hungarian Air Force.
It is unclear where the origin of the bomb threat came from but it is thought to have been made shortly after the plane left Poland.