All flights suspended at Liverpool John Lennon Airport after power failure

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All flights were suspended at a major UK airport after a power failure. Bosses at Liverpool John Lennon Airport said shortly before 2pm that the failure was affecting Air Traffic Control, meaning "aircraft operations are temporarily suspended".

In a statement on its social media channels, the airport said: "Unfortunately, a power failure is impacting Air Traffic Control and aircraft operations are temporarily suspended. Passengers, or those meeting flights, should contact their airline for the latest flight information. Engineers are working to resolve this as soon as possible, with updates to follow."

At 3.11pm, an update read: "Our engineers have resolved the earlier Air Traffic Control power issue and aircraft operations have now resumed. There may be delays to your flight, please consult your airline for any further updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

The airport handled 3.49million passengers in 2022, making it the 12th-busiest in the UK.