The fire service was alerted to a small blaze at Napier airport just before 7am today.
It had started in the lunchroom of the terminal, central fire communications shift manager David Meikle said.
The fire has since been extinguished.
National MP Chris Tremain tweeted about the incident and took a photo of the smoke coming from the building.
He tweeted: "Just been evacuated from plane in Napier as a small fire has broken out in the terminal."
It was not known if flights had resumed.