Flights cancelled at Manchester Airport after fuel supply problems

Nearly 90 flights were cancelled at Manchester Airport as unexpected power issues within the airport created a fuel supply problem.

Flights cancelled at Manchester Airport after fuel supply problems

Manchester Airport experienced a power issue over the weekend, which had a knock-on effect on the fuel supply. This in turn meant 87 flights (42 arrivals and 45 departures) were cancelled and others delayed. 

In a tweet, Manchester Airport, said: “Due to a power issue this afternoon there is currently a problem 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.”

Once the issue was resolved, a few hours later, they tweeted again: “Engineers have now resolved the power issue which affected the fuel supply. Most scheduled flights will operate as planned; however, we expect that there will be a small number of delays and cancellations as a result of the issues experienced.” 

A spokesperson from Manchester Airport said the issue would be resolved by 03:00 BST, however, this meant that there was a knock-on effect to subsequent flights with long delays still expected at the airport. 

Manchester Airport is currently undergoing a £1 billion transformation in order to accommodate the increase in passengers and is expected to be fully open by 2024. 

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