Manchester Airport grounds flights due to issue with fuel supply

  • Video report by ITV News Correspondent Mark McQuillan

Power issues which led to almost 70 flights to and from Manchester Airport being cancelled on Sunday have been resolved.

However, engineers said a "small number of delays and cancellations" are expected on Monday following the power problem interrupting fuel supply.

An airport spokesperson said there were a total of 69 cancellations.

Thirty-seven of the cancelled flights were arrivals and 32 were departures.

A statement from the airport said that "most scheduled flights" would operate as normal on Monday, but "there will be a small number of delays and cancellations as a result of the issues experienced".

Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline.

Chantelle Smith told ITV News she had been stranded in Manchester Airport for three hours after trying to board a flight to Tenerife at 3pm.

She said: "We're stranded in Manchester Airport with two children age of three years old.

"We boarded the plane at three o'clock this afternoon, due to fly to Tenerife at quarter to 4, and we are now sat outside with two children in prams in this cold weather."

Some passengers reported being stuck on the tarmac for three hours.

Rebecca M said on Twitter: "Flight cancelled after a joyful 3 hours on the tarmac #manchesterairport Finally back home! Let's try again tomorrow from #liverpoolairport @easyJet. @liverpooljohnlennon please don't run out of fuel!"

Ellis Davies wrote: "Heads up on anyone is flying out of #ManchesterAirport this evening - no flights leaving atm as there’s no fuel! They’ll only tell you once you’re ON THE PLANE. Been sat on the tarmac for 90 minutes."

Jack Siddall said: "We boarded to get on the flight, got turned around at the plane door, walked back into the terminal with I don't know how many other flights, but there were people everywhere, no information. "