Edinburgh News - Jolene Campbell

Edinburgh Airport was closed on Monday morning forcing flights to divert to Glasgow and Newcastle after a fault was discovered on the airfield just off the runway.

A number of flights had to be diverted to other airports while planes due to take off were held at the gates. The issue with the surface was identified at around 8am and emergency repairs were swiftly carried out to make the ground safe, bosses confirmed.

A spokesperson for Edinburgh Airport said: "Arrivals and departures were suspended for a short period while our teams carried out emergency repairs on our airfield. This has since been completed and all operations have resumed. Safety is our priority and we thank passengers for their patience."

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