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Last Updated: Friday, 5 May 2006, 16:11 GMT 17:11 UK
Postal delays as planes grounded
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Alternative arrangements were being made for the post
First class post to and from Scotland faced disruption after a major carrier was forced to suspend flights.

Mail heading from Aberdeen Airport was expected to face the worst delays after freight carrier Emerald Airways lost its safety licence.

Two of Emerald's flights are between Aberdeen and England each day. A further flight from Edinburgh to south of the border was also grounded.

The Royal Mail said arrangements had been made to resolve the situation.

Contingency plans

The impact was expected to be felt the most in the North East of Scotland due to the two Aberdeen flights.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: "We are working with the operator and have been working on plans to resolve the situation. The situation has now been resolved.

"We will be using other air operators from this evening and no mail will be affected either south or northbound.

"All special delivery inward and out made its connections as did most of the Aberdeen southbound mail through our contingency plans.

"For Royal Mail the quality of service is of utmost importance to us and we will do everything in our power to protect that high level of service."

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