Two Customs staff were taken to hospital after inhaling
carpet cleaning fumes at Auckland Airport's international
terminal this morning.
The incident, about 8am today, occurred after the carpet was
cleaned at a Customs-run international departures area last
A St John ambulance spokesman confirmed 14 people had been
assessed and two were taken to hospital with minor symptoms.
Auckland Airport spokeswoman Katie Moore said the Customs
area was cordoned off after the smell was detected about 8am.
Those who suffered symptoms were all Customs staff and no
passengers were affected.
There were four delays to departures as a result.
The affected area was expected to reopen about 10.15am.