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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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