Airport runway pothole forces flight diversions and suspensions

Flights at Scotland's busiest airport were briefly suspended on Monday morning while maintenance crews fixed the tarmac.

Edinburgh Airport runway pothole forces flights to divert to Glasgow and Newcastle iStock

Flights were diverted away from Scotland’s busiest airport and several others temporarily grounded after a pothole was discovered on the runway.

Ground workers at Edinburgh Airport were scrambled to repair a weather-related divot on the tarmac on Monday morning, forcing the brief suspension of arrivals and departures.

The closure, which began shortly before 8am, lasted for around 30 minutes.

Two planes were instead landed at Glasgow Airport, while two others diverted to Newcastle until the issue was resolved.

Repairs have now been completed, but delays may continue for a short period while flights are resumed.

A spokesperson 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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