Flights to and from airport temporarily suspended due to emergency runway repairs

Flights to and from Edinburgh Airport were temporarily suspended on Monday morning after a runway required emergency repairs.

Four flights were diverted and planes scheduled to take off were held back “for a short period”, the airport said.

Maintenance crews were called to fix the issue on the side of the taxiway after the alarm was raised at around 8am.

Services got back up and running shortly after 8.30am.

It is understood two flights were diverted to Glasgow Airport and a further two to Newcastle International Airport.

Those flights were expected to refuel before returning to Edinburgh.

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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.”