15 Jan, 2020 @ 15:56
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BREAKING: Fire at Alicante airport sees ‘thousands’ of passengers evacuated while flights diverted

Breaking news at The Olive Press

ALICANTE airport has been evacuated this afternoon after a fire reportedly stopped flights.

No one has been reported injured while a team of 15 firefighters are containing the blaze, which sent thick smoke through the terminal.

Spain’s airport operator AENA said air traffic has now resumed after two flights were diverted to Valencia and Murcia.

Some 125 planes are scheduled for today.

“We have been evacuated and there are thousands of passengers outside,” eyewitness Peter Mcparlin told the Olive Press.

“I have a flight later to Leeds but no one has told us anything yet.”

More to follow…

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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