Thousands of passengers have had to endure hours of delays at Bristol Airport after a fire left the terminal without power. Departures were grounded for several hours before the problem was fixed and delays will be felt for the rest of the day.
Some people had to leave without their luggage because of a fault on the baggage belts. Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive at Bristol Airport says mornings are the busiest time of day ..
You can get the latest update on flights at Bristol Airport here
People are boarding flights out of Bristol Airport but are having to leave their luggage behind. These bags will be heading after their owners to Malaga later on.
The back log of flights at Bristol Airport is likely to take most of the day to clear. Food and drink are being given to waiting passengers. Most of those delayed are being understanding about the power failure but some are angry at the lack of information being given to them.
Flights are now departing from Bristol Airport after a power cut this morning. People are starting to check in after all flights were grounded since the early hours.
Flights have started to depart from Bristol Airport this morning after a power cut grounded all planes. Some passengers say they arrived this morning to the airport being in total darkness. A spokesperson for the airport say they experienced a power cut at 3am.
Three planes are reported to have now taken off from the airport without bags. The luggage is due to follow later.
"Engineers are on site and working to fix the problem as soon as possible."
"Additional airport staff have been called in to assist passengers in the terminal and bottled water is being provided.
"The power failure impacted check-in, baggage and lighting systems in the terminal but all airside and air traffic systems remained operating as normal.
"Power has been restored, but some systems remain affected. Airport staff are now working on to check in delayed flights in order of scheduled departure time.
"Passengers with hand baggage only are being processed through security search.
"Bristol Airport apologises for the inconvenience to passengers and flight disruption.
"Passengers are advised to check in as normal and to be prepared for some flight delays."
Passengers at Bristol Airport have taken to social media to vent their frustration at the delays caused by a power cut.
Power cut in Bristol Airport has thrown a spanner in the works, supposed to boarding the plane in 15 minutes
No power or running water at Bristol Airport, has been for 2hrs. People keep arriving so the place is filling, but no progress.. Avoid!
Flights have been grounded at Bristol Airport following a power failure at the terminal.
The airport has apologised to passengers for the delays. Engineers are on site attempting to fix the problem.
Passengers with hand baggage have been told they can proceed through security while staff check flights in order of their departure time.
A power failure in the terminal is causing delays to flights. Engineers are working to fix the problem. We apologise to passengers affected.
Landings of planes struggling to touch down at Bristol airport have been posted in a YouTube video. The airplanes battled to land in gusts of up to 80mph, but managed to touch down safely as pilots used textbook crosswind techniques.
Some flights into Bristol Airport this afternoon have been diverted due to bad weather. You can find details about those flights here.