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Brits issued warning as major airport cancels flights

Brits issued warning as major airport cancels flights

It's an absolute nightmare for people who are heading out on holiday today

Brits have been issued a warning as a major airport has had to cancel flights this morning (23 June).

Manchester Airport experienced a major power cut earlier today and it's caused 'widespread disruption'.

And because of that, in an absolute nightmare for many people hoping to get off on holiday today, a 'significant number' of flights from Terminals 1 and 2 are expected to be delayed and more likely, cancelled.

The UK airport is advising passengers to contact their airlines as the most recent update gave instructions.

"Passengers due to travel from Terminals 1 or 2 today are advised not to come to the airport until further notice and to contact their airlines," Manchester Airport said.

Those due to fly from Terminal 3 are to go to the airport 'as normal' unless their airline gives other advice. But even then, they could be affected by delays too.

The airport also warns that while it is working to get those already there onto flights, there may be 'some instances' where baggage may not be on the planes.

For those set to arrive at Manchester Airport this morning while all this is kicking off, the airport says: "A number of arriving flights are being diverted to other airports so anyone due to pick passengers up from the airport are advised to check before they travel."

It's not the ideal start to a holiday. (Getty Stock Image)
It's not the ideal start to a holiday. (Getty Stock Image)

Passengers arriving at the airport this morning wrote on X: " Got there at 4.15am. Stood outside terminal for over 4 hours before flight and holiday was cancelled. Genuine shambles of a gaff."

Another wrote they had 'not a clue what's going to happen' as videos show crowds of people waiting around the airport.




Others shared videos after landing at the airport, showing chaotic-looking scenes as passengers scrambled for their baggage.

And a passenger simply described it as 'utter chaos' as many described it as the 'worst airport'.

As one wrote: "Feel sorry for the poor b**tards working at Manchester Airport this morning who'll be getting treated/spoken to like absolute sh*te over a power cut they had no control over."

easyJet, which operates flights from terminal one, said there are 'very long queues' for security and disruption to hold bag processing, meaning passengers can only board flights with cabin luggage.

A large number of flights are affected. (Getty Stock Image)
A large number of flights are affected. (Getty Stock Image)

It said: “Although outside of our control, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience experienced as a result. We are doing all we can and working closely with the airport team to minimise the disruption.”

The airport's full statement at 7:45am read: "Following the power cut that affected Manchester Airport and the surrounding area earlier this morning, passengers due to travel from Terminals 1 and 2 are advised to contact their airlines before coming to the airport as a number of flights are likely to be cancelled.

"Power has been restored and we are working to get those passengers already at the airport onto flights as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

"Our customer service and resilience teams are working hard to keep passengers in the airport updated, along with our airline colleagues.

"Passengers flying from Terminal 3 should come to airport as usual, although flights are subject to some delays."

Featured Image Credit: Getty stock / X/@katie_seaman

Topics: UK News, Travel