Passengers flying through Terminals 1 and 2 at Manchester Airport told ‘do not travel’ after huge power cut

23 June 2024, 06:42 | Updated: 23 June 2024, 09:22

Passengers have been queuing for hours at Manchester Airport
Passengers have been queuing for hours at Manchester Airport. Picture: X/JoeHypershell
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

Passengers travelling through Terminals 1 and 2 at Manchester Airport have been told 'do not travel until further notice' after a huge power cut overnight.

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The power outage has been impacting Terminals 1 and 2 due to an issue with the power supply in the local area. Terminal 3 is running as normal.

LBC has been told power has been restored but that it is taking time to get security and baggage systems up and running.

A spokesperson for the airport said: "Manchester Airport was affected by a major power cut earlier this morning.

"This has caused widespread disruption and flights from Terminals 1 and 2 are being cancelled. Airlines will be in contact with passengers."

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Travel expert Simon Calder with the latest on Manchester airport power cut

The airport said it is unable to give a timeframe on when it will be able to get services back up and running at normal speeds.

Inbound flights are less affected by the huge power cut, though there have been some delays at Border Control.

Airlines will organise onward journeys for passengers whose flights are cancelled.

Travel expert Simon Calder told LBC's Henry Riley this morning: "The vast majority of passengers will be using Terminals 1 and 2.

"There are crowds of many thousands of people. They've been there since the early hours."

He added that a "whole swathe of flights" will be cancelled.

"People on their way to the airport will get a message saying 'your flight isn't going'."

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