Sumburgh Airport closes early after wind damage

A NUMBER of flights in and out of Sumburgh were cancelled on Boxing Day when the airport closed its doors early after part of the terminal was damaged by wind.

The building shut at 3.30pm after construction works on the outside of the airport suffered damage as Shetland experienced more strong gales.

Four scheduled flights between Sumburgh, Aberdeen and Edinburgh were cancelled as a result. Airline Loganair confirmed passengers will be offered seats on the routes on Tuesday.

An inspection of the damage is set to take place and efforts will be made to secure the site, which may delay some flights in the morning.

Loganair confirmed there are plans in place to run extra services on Tuesday in the event of further delays or cancellations.

The flight operator said on Monday afternoon that passengers can transfer Boxing Day bookings to a later date free of charge.