Video: Edinburgh Airport hit by power cut

A power outage has left Edinburgh Airport without lighting and has reportedly affected the computer system and air bridges.

Wednesday, 28th June 2017, 10:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:14 pm
The security hall at Edinburgh Airport in near darkness. Picture: LuciaJWalker/Twitter

Edinburgh Airport said on their social channels: “We’re currently experiencing a power outage. The safety and security of our passengers is priority, please work with us as we fix the issue.”

Due to a power cut, Lothian Buses airport services are currently unable to access the airport and are terminating at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Eastfield Road.

Emergency lighting is in operation but it is understood that the tannoy system is down and as a result, no announcements have been made.

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Passengers at the airport have reported long delays at security, while a video posted by one traveller shows the security hall in near-total darkness.

Unconfirmed reports suggested that some flights were being diverted to Glasgow, while other passengers said they were on aircraft being held on the runway.

Toilets were also reported to be out of action ‘for safety reasons’.

The airport will be updating the situation in the next short while.

Edinburgh Airport has been hit by a power outage.
Edinburgh Airport has been hit by a power outage.