Travel chaos as ALL flights from Manchester Airport face cancellations and severe delays after power cut

PASSENGERS at a major UK airport are enduring travel chaos as all flights “face cancellations and delays” after a reported power cut.

Terminals 1 and 2 at Manchester Airport have been brought to a standstill by a power supply problem in the area.

Queues at Manchester Airport this morning

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Queues at Manchester Airport this morning
All flights face cancellations or significant delays

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All flights face cancellations or significant delays
Security staff are working to clear the backlog

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Security staff are working to clear the backlogCredit: X / @theshrew88

The power is up and running again but passengers face very long queues as security staff clear the backlog.

Holidaymakers who are due to jet off later have been urged to check with their airline before setting off for the airport.

Inbound flights have not yet been delayed or cancelled – but there could be queues at Border Control.

A spokesperson said: “Manchester Airport was affected by a major power cut in the area earlier this morning.

“This has caused widespread disruption, particularly in Terminals 1 and 2.

“A significant number of flights are expected to be delayed or cancelled.


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“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 travel from Terminal 3 should come to the airport as normal unless advised otherwise but could be affected by delays.

“We apologise for any inconvenience and aim to restore normal service as soon as possible.”

Airlines will organise any onward journey for those whose flights are cancelled, it is understood.

The chaos at Manchester comes less than a month after passengers at Birmingham Airport queued hours to get through security.

The airport had reportedly been overhauling its security system in time for the summer holidays – sparking half term chaos.

Some passengers were reportedly pulled out of the queues because the gate was closing for their flights.

Last month a nationwide IT glitch sparked Border Control misery at all UK airports.

Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester were among the airports blighted by huge queues due to a Border Control “technical issue”.

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