Brussels attacks: Edinburgh Airport steps up security

EDINBURGH Airport is understood to have stepped up security in the wake of this morning's terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 10:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 12:02 pm
Security has been stepped up at Edinburgh Airport in the wake of the Brussels attacks. File picture: Toby Williams
Security has been stepped up at Edinburgh Airport in the wake of the Brussels attacks. File picture: Toby Williams

All flights to and from the Belgian capital have been cancelled - with Brussels international airport shut until 6am tomorrow.

A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said they were working with Police Scotland to ensure minimum disruption to passengers.

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But Police Scotland declined to reveal details of their security measures, citing “operational reasons”.

A number of people were killed or seriously injured in this morning’s blasts at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station.

Belgium has now raised its terror threat to the highest level.