Wellington International Airport has been evacuated after smoke was detected in the terminal.

A dodgy light fitting is suspected to be the cause of the smoke leading to an evacuation just after 8.30am.

A Wellington Airport spokesperson said they were waiting for clearance from the fire service to re-enter the terminal.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.

For latest updates on flights, passengers are advised to check flight information online or speak to their airline.

Fire and Emergency shift manager Chris Dalton said they were alerted just after 8.30am.

He said five pumping trucks, two ladder trucks and a command unit attended in addition to the three appliances based at the airport.

Dalton said the fire has now been extinguished bu the terminal was still smoke logged.

Wellington Airport evacuation

Photo: RNZ / Caitlin Cherry

Wellington Airport evacuation

Photo: RNZ / Caitlin Cherry

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