All flights cancelled from Terminal 1 and 2 at Manchester Airport after power cut chaos

Masses of suitcases at Manchester Airport after a power cut caused widespread travel disruption
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All flights from Terminals 1 and 2 at Manchester Airport have been cancelled.

It comes after a "major" power cut which happened in the area at around 6.30am on Sunday, June 23. The power was later restored, however impacted important systems, including the processing of boarding cards and baggage screening, which has caused significant delays, particularly in Terminals 1 and 2.

Manchester Airport issued a new statement at around 12.15pm today that all flights in Terminals 1 and 2 are being cancelled until further notice. Passengers due to travel from those terminals are advised not to come to the airport and to stay in touch with their airlines.

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The statement added: "Passengers due to fly from Terminal 3 should come to the airport as normal unless advised otherwise by their airline but could be affected by delays. Flights for those passengers already checked-in are departing but are subject to delays.

"The disruption means some baggage may not be on those flights. We will work with airlines and handling partners to reunite affected passengers with their luggage as soon as possible."

Some arriving flights are being diverted to other airports, a spokesperson added. They said this means people due to pick passengers up from the airport should check before setting out.

The spokesperson said: "We thank passengers for their patience and our resilience team and customer service colleagues for their hard work. We apologise for the inconvenience and are working hard to restore normal service as soon as possible."

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