A large fire at the rooftop of Alicante Airport (Spain) has forced the airport authorities to evacuate the terminal building. Thousands of passengers gathered in front of the airport building.
The fire is affecting departing and arriving traffic as the airport is currently not accepting any air traffic. A Norwegian Boeing 737 (EI-FHR) diverted to nearby Murcia, while a TUI Fly Belgium Embraer 190 (OO-JEM) diverted to Valencia.
At round 16:15 (UTC +1), rescue services were able to put down the fire. The airport authorities hope to reopen the airport as soon as possible.
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) January 15, 2020
📣 Por motivos de seguridad, se está evacuando el terminal de Aeropuerto de #Alicante–#Elche debido a un incendio en la cubierta. En este momento el aeropuerto no admite tráfico. pic.twitter.com/wZ6IdovZfB
— Aena (@aena) January 15, 2020
— NIUS (@NiusDiario) January 15, 2020