Edinburgh Airport: Holidaymakers forced to wait outside in massive queue at Edinburgh Airport

Holidaymakers travelling from Edinburgh Airport have been made to queue outside the terminal in a long line.

After checking in, travellers were made to join a massive queue outside the building to wait to go through security.

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Edinburgh Airport confirmed the queue had only lasted 10 minutes before clearing.

The airport said the queue was longer than normal because three US-bound flights were delayed, so there was a surge of passengers heading to security at once after the flights' check-ins opened.

Due to a busy summer season, Edinburgh Airport are now sharing updates on security queue waiting times four times a day.

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The airport posted an update on Twitter at 1pm, which read: “Well, after a sudden surge earlier we’re happy to say we're now back to between 1-20 minutes.

Security is flowing well, but please remember to prepare in advance.”

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Holidaymakers looked miffed as they waited outside with their luggage. (Photo credit: Lisa Ferguson)

In March, Edinburgh Airport asked customers for “patience and understanding”, as bosses anticipated a surge in demand and staffing shortages would cause disruption.

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Edinburgh Airport have claimed that the queue cleared after 10 minutes. (Photo credit: Lisa Ferguson)