NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Flights resume after Aberdeen Airport power failure

Flights were grounded at Aberdeen Airport for almost two hours following a major power failure.

About 400 homes and businesses in the Dyce area were also affected when they lost supplies at about 1040 BST.

Power has been restored, although the airport has warned of knock-on delays and is asking customers to be patient.

Emergency generators provided lighting in the terminal, but departures had to be grounded as there was no power to process passengers through security.

Incoming flights were not affected.

Scottish and Southern Energy said the problem was due to a fault with an underground cable and repairs were being carried out.