Edinburgh Airport passengers advised to 'contact airline'

Passengers planning to use Edinburgh Airport today have been advised to contact their airline carrier as the airport remains closed following the discovery of a "potentially suspicious" package in what is believed to be passenger luggage.

Some vehicles appear to have been allowed to leave the airport, according to Twitter user @WaleJamie who said that no cars, buses or taxis were being allowed access into the site.

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Edinburgh Airport is closed & not accepting incoming flights. Passengers should not to travel to the airport. Please contact your airline.

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Edinburgh Airport is currently closed as we continue to investigate an incident. More info: http://t.co/VGiDNySZVB

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Long delays at Edinburgh Airport after security alert

"Significant delays and cancellations" are expected at Edinburgh Airport after it was evacuated earlier this afternoon following the discovery of a "potentially suspicious bag" in the search area.