Glasgow Airport incident: Is it closed, have any flights, arrivals, departures been affected & any delays?

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Glasgow Airport has reopened after Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) said the item in question posed no threat to the public.

Police Scotland has confirmed Glagow Airport has reopened following the discovery of what was described as a “suspicious item” in a bag. The item in question was examined and EOD concluded it did not pose a threat to the public.

Earlier, members of the public and staff at Glasgow Airport were evacuated from the check-in area to a nearby multi-storey car park following the discovery of the item.

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The “suspicious item” was discovered in the airport security hall shortly before 6am on Monday morning. The emergency services, including Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, rushed to the scene after receiving an emergency call at 5.55am.

“As a precaution the check-in and security hall areas were closed to the public,” said Police Scotland. “Following examination of the item by the Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD), it was confirmed that it posed no risk to the public and was innocent in nature. All areas of the airport are in the process of being re-opened,” Police Scotland added.

Photographs and videos showing passengers draped in emergency insulating foil blankets on one of the floors of nearby multi-storey car park were shared on social media. Many passengers have used Twitter to ask Glasgow Airport if their flight has been affected.

“Police Scotland have confirmed the incident has been stood down and our staff are now in the process of welcoming passengers back into the terminal and providing any assistance required. We would like to thank our passengers for their patience,” said Glasgow Airport shortly after midday on Monday.

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Some passengers affected by the incident reportedly left Glasgow Airport to travel to Edinburgh with the hope of securing an alternative flight. A number of flights were cancelled including British Airways flight BA9251A to Heathrow Airport, which was due to take off at 10.45am.

The check-in area remains closed as Police Scotland deal with the incident.The check-in area remains closed as Police Scotland deal with the incident.
The check-in area remains closed as Police Scotland deal with the incident. | .

Have any flights been cancelled?

The following flights due to depart Glasgow Airport on Monday have been cancelled:

LoganAir - 10.15am - Barra

British Airways - 10.45am - London Heathrow

EasyJet - 11.05am - Amsterdam

LoganAir - 11.35am - Barra

Aer Lingus - 11.55am - Dublin

(10.50am - EasyJet - Paris - now estimated to depart at 4.00pm)

9.55am - LoganAir - Islay

11.00am - LoganAir - Tiree

11.05am - EasyJet - Manchester

(11.20am - Aer Lingus - diverted to Edinburgh)

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