Auckland International Airport Evacuated

Publish Date
Monday, 4 April 2016, 7:43PM


Part of Auckland International Airport has been evacuated, planes have stopped boarding and those on the runway are currently grounded while emergency services investigate an incident.

The Herald understands smoke has been seen coming from the terminal.

"We do have the international terminal building in evacuation," said an Auckland Airport spokesman.

"We are unsure [what has happened] but the fire service and airport emergency service are on site."

Only one of about 20 zones in the airport had been evacuated, but because the area was airside it meant passengers were being stopped from boarding and planes on the tarmac were currently grounded, the spokesman said.

Fire service is investigating.

NZ Herald

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