Delays After Power Cut At Edinburgh Airport

28 June 2017, 11:13

Edinburgh Airport

Passengers at Edinburgh Airport are facing delays after a power cut plunged the terminal into darkness.

Power to the building was lost at about 9am, causing delays to check-ins and flights.

Passengers reported long queues in the terminal building and pictures on social media showed the security hall in near darkness, with only emergency lighting available.

Engineers were on scene at the airport - Scotland's busiest - working to bring the power back.

A spokesman for the airport said: "We can confirm that power is now returning to the terminal and that flights have resumed.

"We're working to allow passengers to continue their journeys in a safe and ordered manner, and we thank passengers for their patience whilst we do this.

"As always, the safety of passengers and staff is our priority. We expect there to be further delays whilst we clear the backlog.''

The airport is the sixth busiest in the UK, handling more than 12 million passengers a year.