A crew member who was arrested in connection with the Railway and Transport Safety Act 2003 at Edinburgh Airport has been charged.
Delta Airlines confirmed that one of its staff, a 61-year-old man, was taken into custody at around 10am on June 16.
The flight, which was due to travel to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, was cancelled and customers were re-accommodated on alternative journeys.
An airline spokesperson said: “Delta confirms that one of its crew was taken into custody this morning at EDI Airport. Delta is assisting the authorities with their ongoing enquiries.
“Delta’s EDI-JFK flight (June 16) has been cancelled and customers are being re-accommodated. We apologise to customers impacted by this cancellation.”
Police confirmed on Saturday that the man had been arrested in connection with the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003, and subsequently charged.
He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, June 19.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 10am on Friday, June 16, a 61-year-old man was arrested at Edinburgh airport in connection with the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003.
“The man was subsequently charged and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday 19 June, 2023. A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”