Fog holds flights

Loganair has now cancelled all its flights in and out of Sumburgh. Photo: Ronnie Robertson

AIR TRAFFIC in and out of Shetland came to a standstill on Friday afternoon as thick fog made landing at Sumburgh Airport impossible.

A screenshot of the Sumburgh Airport website

Loganair has cancelled all of its Shetland flights for the rest of the day after the airline’s services from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow had to be diverted.

Operations director Maurice Boyle said the decision left around 200 people stranded in Shetland and on the Scottish mainland.

Loganair managed to get some passengers booked on the overnight ferries to and from Aberdeen, but they are now fully booked.

Boyle said the company was working to put on extra flights on Saturday morning, but flight times have not been confirmed yet.

He said passengers would be informed of the new flight times as soon as possible and apologised for the inconvenience caused.

Rival airline Flybe also had to divert its afternoon flight from Glasgow and has already cancelled its Edinburgh flight.