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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 ..

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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.

Power failure causes long delays at Bristol Airport

Passengers at Bristol Airport have been told to expect long delays Credit: ITV News

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.

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