Manchester Airport issues warning to passengers amid major power cut

There is widespread travel disruption amid a power cut at Manchester Airport this morning
-Credit: (Image: Kenny Brown | Manchester Evening News)

Manchester Airport has issued a warning to passengers amid a major power cut this morning.

Passengers are facing severe travel disruptions as all departing flights have been either cancelled or subjected to significant delays following a power outage.

In a statement issued at 6.30am today (Sunday), the airport said the problem arose during the early hours and has led to "widespread disruption" impacting flights from Terminals 1 and 2.

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The airport added: "Manchester Airport was affected by a major power cut in the area earlier this morning. This has caused widespread disruption and a significant number of flights, particularly from Terminals 1 and 2, are expected to be delayed or cancelled.

"Passengers due to travel from Terminals 1 or 2 today are advised to contact their airlines for up-to-date information before coming to the airport. 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. We apologise for any inconvenience and aim to restore normal service as soon as possible."

On social media, travellers posted images of major queues and shared their frustration with the airport.

A spokesperson for the airport said: "A significant number of flights today are likely to be cancelled and the advice is for passengers expecting to travel today not to come to the airport without having checked with their airline first."

In an update issued at about 7.45am, the airport said "power has been restored" and that it was "working to get those passengers already at the airport onto flights as soon as possible".

"We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused," the airport added. "Our customer service and resilience teams are working hard to keep passengers in the airport updated, along with our airline colleagues. Passengers flying from Terminal 3 should come to the airport as usual, although flights are subject to some delays."