Air passenger could face tighter security measures at Edinburgh Airport

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PASSENGERS flying from Edinburgh to the US face enhanced security measures from today.

The US government announced that travellers on all inbound international flights could be questioned by airline staff before being allowed to board aircraft.

Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport

Budget airline Norwegian, which operates transatlantic flights from Edinburgh, advised customers to arrive at airports earlier than normal.

An airline spokesman said: “We always follow the rules and regulations set out by the US authorities.

“These new measures mean that our passengers travelling to the US need to plan for more time at the airport to answer a series of questions during check-in.

“Further details will be shared with our passengers prior to departure.”

In March, the US banned passengers from taking large electrical devices such as laptops on board flights from eight mainly Muslim countries over security fears.

A similar policy was introduced by the UK.