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Italy’s Catania airport cancels flights until 19 July after fire breaks out

Flights suspended at Catania until 19 July.

Catania airport on the Italian island of Sicily has suspended all flights until 14.00 on Wednesday 19 July after a major fire broke out late on Sunday night.

An investigation is set to get underway into the blaze which reportedly started on the ground floor at around 23.30 before spreading to the departures terminal on the first floor.

The airport, whose official name is Vincenzo Bellini International Airport, was evacuated immediately and firefighters had brought the flames under control by the early hours of Monday.

There are no reports of anyone injured.

A clean-up operation was underway at the airport on Monday, with those scheduled to arrive in Catania advised to contact their airlines before going to the departure airport.

Incoming flights are set to be diverted to other airports in Sicily, including Palermo and Comiso, over the coming days.

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Address Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania CT, Italy

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Italy’s Catania airport cancels flights until 19 July after fire breaks out

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