Edinburgh Airport ‘as normal’ amid security fears

Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Comp
Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Comp
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Edinburgh Airport says it will be operating as usual despite the United States calling for increased security across British terminals due to reports two terror networks are working on a bomb that could evade existing measures.

A spokesman for the airport said: “We are monitoring the situation. We are operating as normal and are working with our airline partners to ensure passengers are kept informed about the situation.”

The Department for Transport said the extra measures were not expected to cause “significant disruption” and that the official UK threat status as “substantial” remained unchanged.

Changes were announced after Washington Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson ordered more security at foreign airports where aircraft fly directly to the US.