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Delays continue at Bristol Airport after power cut

Disruption is continuing at Bristol Airport tonight after a fire left the terminal without power and thousands of passengers without flights.

Following an earlier power failure at Bristol Airport which affected services in the terminal building, check-in and baggage systems are now functioning. However, the earlier disruption may still cause knock-on effects for flights throughout the rest of the day, with an average delay time of two hours.

To date none of the 184 flights scheduled to operate has been cancelled, with airlines bringing in additional aircraft and crew to support the operation and minimise disruption to passengers.

We expect operations to return to normal tomorrow (Saturday 7 June).

– Statement from Bristol Airport

Thousands delayed after fire at Bristol Airport

It's been a day of disruption at Bristol Airport after a fire left the terminal without power and thousands of passengers without flights.

Normal service is resuming after hours of delays but some had to jet off for a summer break without their luggage after the baggage belt failed. Our Bristol Correspondent Richard Payne reports.


Bristol Airport Chief Exec says power cut affected busiest period

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


Flights start to depart from Bristol Airport

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."

– Bristol Airport Spokesperson

Bristol Airport passengers have been venting their frustration at the delays

Passengers at Bristol Airport have taken to social media to vent their frustration at the delays caused by a power cut.

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