18th November 2018
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Flights cancelled due to damaged runway

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Flights between Aberdeen and Shetland were cancelled tonight because of damage to the runway at Aberdeen Airport.

The 4.30pm and 6.10pm flights to Sumburgh were called off, as were the 6pm and 7.45pm flights to Aberdeen.

A statement released by Aberdeen airport tonight explained there was a disruption to services because of damage to the runway.

“We are currently experiencing disruption to services due to damage to a very small section of tarmac at the south end of the runway,” the statement read.

“As a safety precaution, we have promulgated a shorter available runway length than normal and consequently will have a limited number of departures and arrivals.

“A repair is under way. However, we are having to contend with low visibility weather conditions.

“We would advise passengers to check with their airline before traveling to the airport.

“We will continue to update our website and social media channels as more information becomes available.”

About Adam Guest

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as a senior news reporter at The Press and Journal, The Barnsley Chronicle and as a freelance reporter for The Doncaster Free Press. Alongside news reporting I specialise in music and sports journalism. Pork pie lover.

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