The authorities closed down Venice Airport due to the presence of a flock of seagulls.
The activities were postponed for over an hour as airport officials feared the birds could damage planes.
Marco Polo Airport later apologized for the delay as the flight resumed after 90 minutes.
Marco Polo Airport Closed
The Marco Polo Airport in north-east Italy diverted their flights to Treviso, Milan, Verona, and Trieste when the birds started flocking towards the runway.
The Airpot is one of the busiest in the country, with more than nine million passengers reportedly using it just last year.
City’s Seagull Problem
Seagulls have become common in the city, but locals have innovative techniques to scare them off.
According to BBC’s report, Venetians have been using water pistols to scare the seagulls off the tourists.
Some hotels even place water pistols in rooms for tourists to force the birds away.