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Watch: Manchester Airport staff conduct safety checks in UK Airports Safety Week

This week Manchester Airport is taking part in the first ever UK Airports Safety Week.

Each day Manchester Airport has to carry out a number of Runway inspections - these are usually done by our airfield operations team in a vehicle.

Today, whilst Runway Two is shut for a couple of hours between 9.30 and 11am, up to 80 staff will walk the length of runway and check for any debris that shouldn't be there.

Second Jet2 flight in a week to encounter landing problems

A flight was forced to circle around Manchester Airport for 90 minutes because of a technical fault on Wednesday.

Jet2 flight LS819 left Manchester for Rhodes at 10.26am and was due to land at the Greek island for 4.35pm.

But the aircraft reportedly experienced an issue with the landing gear and was placed in a holding pattern at 8,000ft.

The Boeing 757-200 continued to circle the airport for an hour and a half burning fuel until it was light enough to land.

It eventually made it to the runway just before 12.25pm after landing safely.

Our flight LS875 from Manchester to Faro has been diverted back to base as a precautionary measure.

The aircraft landed safely, without incident, and passengers will be transferred onto a replacement aircraft. We would like to apologise to our customers for this delay.

– Jet2


Manchester Airport terminal reopens after evacuation

The terminal was cordoned off after the unattended bag was found outside. Credit: @TheJackSullivan

Passengers have faced disruption at Manchester Airport tonight after an unattended bag led to the evacuation of terminal 2.

An investigation carried out on the contents of the bag found the item posed no threat and the terminal building has since reopened.


Mel Barham asks how Thursday's EU vote will affect air travel

Over the past few weeks ITV Granada has been looking in depth at the issues posed by the EU referendum. Mel Barham has been to Manchester Airport to ask how Thursday's vote could affect us the next time we get on a plane.

System fault delays flights at Manchester Airport

The airport says engineers are working to resolve the issue. Credit: PA

A technical issue has caused significant delays to flights in and out of Manchester airport.

Passengers are asked to check live flight information after a fault with the airport's Electronic Flight Progress Strip System led to a reduction in the number of flights departing and arriving.

The system monitors and ensures the safe movement of planes on the airport's runways and taxiways as well as in local airspace.

Manchester Airport says engineers are currently working to rectify the problem.

You can check live flight information here.

If you are due to fly from Manchester this evening, you are advised to monitor live departure information or contact your airline for further information.

Engineers are currently working to rectify the situation as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience to passengers.

The safety of our passengers is our number one priority and we will work to return the airport to full operation at the earliest opportunity.

– Manchester Airport spokesperson
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