Rome Ciampino airport has shut due to a fire in the terminal. Aeroporti di Roma, which manages the airport, said that the terminal was evacuated as a precautionary measure when smoke was found in a basement area.
Neither passengers nor airport infrastructure were affected, the company said, as reported by The Independent. “ADR staff are assisting passengers waiting for the terminal to return to normal operations,” Aeroporti di Roma said.
The airport, 12km southeast of Rome city centre, is used by budget airline Ryanair as well as other no-frills carriers.
Two flights from Ciampino have been cancelled this morning, to Vilnius and Prague. Six flights have been delayed: to Budapest, Eindhoven, Berlin, Madrid, Brussels and London. A Ryanair flight from Berlin was diverted to Rome Fiumicino airport, the city’s main hub, according to Ciampino flight data.