Live updates as Manchester Airport hit by severe delays and cancellations following power cut

Passengers at Manchester Airport are facing travel chaos as all flights departing are either cancelled or having severe delays after a power cut in the local area.

In a statement released at 6.30am today, the airport said the issue - which occurred in the early hours of the morning - had caused "widespread disruption" which is affecting flights from Terminals 1 and 2.

"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," Manchester Airport advised.

One delayed passenger who was due to fly with Jet2 told the ECHO this morning: "We're on our way to Faro but the flight time has been and gone. We're not really sure what is happening but some flights are beginning to be checked in manually. None of the baggage belts are working due to the power outage. The Jet2 staff are doing their best but there's not a lot of communication from the airport apart from a repeated announcement that there is a delay and things will be back to normal 'as soon as possible'.

On their website Jet2 said: "We would like to make you aware that there is a power outage that is affecting all terminals at Manchester Airport."

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