Manchester Airport has apologised over a power outing which grounded a number of flights on Sunday (May 19th) but added that engineers have now fixed the issue.
The airport confirmed that operations were “back to normal” after it suffered refuelling problems. However, staff stated that the problem had been resolved in the early hours of Monday and the airport is now working through the backlog of flights affected.
A statement from Manchester Airport said: “Engineers have now resolved the power issue which affected the fuel supply. Most scheduled flights will operate as planned today; however, we expect that there will be a small number of delays and cancellations as a result of the issues experienced yesterday.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.”
Thousands of passengers were left frustrated as a series of cancellations and long delays affected a number of key routes. Flights to Belfast, Prague, Milan and the popular holiday destination of Tenerife were among those the 86 cancelled.
The airport saw 43 outbound and 44 inbound flights cancelled while some passengers were stuck on planes for up to 3 hours before being told it was cancelled. Airlines provided hotel accommodation for some passengers while others were transferred to Liverpool John Lennon airport.
Carriers such as Ryanair, easyJet, Jet2 and British Airways were among those affected. A Jet2 flight bound for Budapest made a stop in Nottingham before heading to the Hungarian capital.
In more positive news for Manchester Airport, it recently announced the launch of a private new terminal. Opening in September, the PremiAir terminal provides a luxury experience for travellers where you can enjoy meals by a resident chef, a glass of champagne and then have a transfer to your flight within an hour of departure.
The service, which starts at £50, is available for both economy and business class travellers.
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