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All flights from Manchester Airport face cancellations and serious delays after power cut | UK News

All flights from Manchester Airport face cancellations and serious delays after power cut |  UK News

Manchester Airport says passengers due to travel from Terminals 1 or 2 are advised not to attend the airport until further notice and to contact their airlines for up-to-date information.


Sunday June 23, 2024 12:08, United Kingdom

All flights from Manchester Airport are facing cancellations and serious delays after a “major power outage”.

The airport said “widespread disruption” was particularly affecting departures from Terminals 1 and 2 and urged passengers traveling from there to stay away until further notice.

The power outage is believed to have only affected the airport, although it was initially thought to have affected a wider surrounding area.

Power has been restored but “the disruption caused by the outage means that, in some cases, baggage may not be on board these flights,” the airport said.

It added that it was “working to get passengers already at the airport onto flights as quickly as possible.”



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Airport passengers face significant delays. Photo: X/SebbieJ

“We will work with airlines to ensure that passengers find any baggage that is not on their flight as soon as possible,” added an airport statement.

Passengers already inside the airport are facing significant delays and possible cancellations, with images showing huge queues this morning.

Terminals 1 and 2 are severely affected, while flights from Terminal 3 are also experiencing some delays.

Manchester The airport said passengers scheduled to travel from Terminals 1 or 2 are advised not to report to the airport until further notice and to contact their airlines for up-to-date information.

Passengers due to depart from Terminal 3 may face delays but should report to the airport as normal unless advised otherwise by their airline, the airport added.

During this time, a number of arriving flights are being diverted to other airports, so anyone needing to pick up passengers at Manchester Airport should check before traveling.



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Photo: @BobbiHadgraft

Airlines will organize onward travel for those whose flights are canceled.

The airport is working to restore all services as quickly as possible, but has not yet given a timetable.

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Incoming flights are less affected, but there are some delays at border control.

The airport said in a statement: “Manchester Airport was affected by a major power outage in the area earlier this morning. This caused widespread disruption and flights from Terminals 1 and 2 were canceled.

“Airlines will be in contact with passengers.”