'Do not come to airport' warning as flights delayed and cancelled

Passengers are being advised not to travel to a major UK airport after a power cut shut down two terminals. Terminals 1 and 2 at Manchester Airport both had to stop operations after a power cut.

The power has been restored but the airport says there will see severe delays and cancellations throughout the day.

A spokesperson for Manchester 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."

They 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 are advised to contact the airlines for up-tp-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."