Arriving flights due to land in Manchester Airport being diverted

Masses of suitcases at Manchester Airport after a power cut caused widespread travel disruption
-Credit: (Image: Manchester Evening News)

Some arriving flights into Manchester Airport are being diverted to other airports.

It comes after a "major" power cut which impacted the airport and surrounding areas at around 6.30am today, Sunday, June 23. In their latest statement, issued at around 8.45am, a spokesperson for Manchester Airport advised passengers travelling from Terminals 1 or 2 today to not come to the airport "until further notice and contact their airlines".

It added a number of arriving flights are being diverted to other airports.

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A spokesperson said: "Anyone due to pick passengers up from the airport are advised to check before they travel. We apologise for any inconvenience and aim to restore normal service as soon as possible."

The statement also said those travelling from Terminal 3 "should come to the airport as normal unless advised otherwise by their airline but could be affected by delays". However, it said some suitcases may not be on those flights.

It added: "We are working to get passengers already at the airport onto their flights. The disruption caused by the outage means in some instances baggage may not be on those flights.

"We will work with airlines to make sure passengers are reunited with any baggage that is not on their flight as soon as possible."

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