A fire broke out at Geneva airport

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Flights to and from Geneva airport were disrupted today after a large fire broke out.

"There is a building - the new reception center for asylum seekers - which was under construction… is on fire. It is outside the perimeter of the airport ", said the spokesperson of the airport Ignace Jeannerat.

"It is creating a lot of smoke," he added.

The airport suspended landings for the time being, while the rises were left to the discretion of the pilots, he explained.

The board of arrivals at the airport indicated that incoming flights from Lisbon, Barcelona and Madrid were diverted, while others were delayed, writes dailymail.

Geneva is Switzerland's second busiest airport after Zurich. The track is close to the border with France.21Media

Witnesses reported hearing an explosion and seeing fire following an incident at Geneva airport in Switzerland

Flights to and from Geneva Airport have been disrupted after a major fire broke out just beyond the perimeter fence