Manchester Airport cancels 87 flights after fuel problems

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Added: 19-05-2019 23:58

Passengers travelling to and from Manchester Airport on Sunday evening were subject to long delays and flight cancellations after an electrical fault caused fuelling problems.

According to a statement posted by the airport on Twitter "Due to a power issue this afternoon there is currently an issue with the fuel supply at the airport and we have engineers on-site working to fix this. Please speak to your airline for specific flight information and updates."

Thousands of passengers were affected as 87 flights were cancelled with the airport clarifying that "of the 87 flight cancellations, 42 were arrivals and 45 were departures".

Some passengers reported being left stuck on planes for 2 - 3 hours whilst others complained of spending hours in the terminal only to be informed later that their flights were cancelled.

A spokesman for Manchester Airport said that the airport "remains operational as not all flights are impacted, and passengers are advised to speak to their airline for specific flight information".

Ryanair, easyJet, Dart Group owned Jet2 and IAG owned British Airways flights were among those affected.

Added: 20-05-2019

Manchester Airport cancels 87 flights after fuel problems

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