Edinburgh Airport flight chaos sees planes forced to divert as runway ‘CLOSED’

ALL flights to and from Edinburgh Airport had to be halted or diverted causing early morning travel chaos.

The airport has closed its runaway for repairs as holidaymakers and commuters await an update on their travel plans.

Flights to and from Edinburgh Airport have been suspended or diverted


Flights to and from Edinburgh Airport have been suspended or divertedPhoto credit: The Sun

Passengers affected by the delays took to social media to share their experiences.

One traveler said he was already on board and awaiting departure before being told his flight would have to be held for half an hour.

They said: “We’re on a plane waiting to take off from Edinburgh and we’ve just been told the runway will reopen at 8:50am.”

Another EasyJet flight was diverted from Edinburgh to Newcastle as the airport was closed to all newcomers.

A third flight was reportedly diverted from Edinburgh to Glasgow within 10 minutes of landing.

One passenger said: “Just diverted to Glasgow 10 minutes prior for landing. What’s up?”

A United airline flight was held via Peebles while a Delta airline flight was held via Falkirk as other flights were diverted to Glasgow.

Images on social media show airport workers on the runaway making repairs to the runway.

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Edinburgh Airport confirmed services were suspended as emergency repairs were carried out at the airfield.

They said they were done now.

A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: “Arrivals and departures were suspended for a short time while our teams carried out emergency repairs at our airfield.”

“This has now been completed and all operations have resumed. Safety is our priority and we thank passengers for their patience.”

This is an ongoing story and will be updated.

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