Fuel supply problem leaves thousands stranded at Manchester Airport

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Thousands of passengers are stranded at Manchester Airport after dozens of flights were cancelled and delayed due to fuel supply problems.

There have been at least 69 cancellations – 37 arrivals and 32 departures – since the issue started on Sunday afternoon, with a number of other flights hit by delays.

With more cancellations and delays listed for well into the early hours, the disruption is set to continue on Monday.

Delays and cancellations will continue into the early hours. Pic: @_daniellesloan
Image: Delays and cancellations will continue into the early hours. Pic: @_daniellesloan

An airport spokesman told Sky News: “Due to a power issue this afternoon there is currently an issue with the fuel supply at the airport.

“Engineers are currently on site to fix the issue and we are working with airlines to try and minimise the impact.”

While the airport remains open, passengers are being referred to their specific airline for further updates and information about their flights.

The Manchester Evening News reported that some of those left stranded had already boarded their planes and were made to wait for two hours on grounded aircraft.

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According to the consumer rights group Which, passengers whose flights are delayed for at least two hours (depending on the length of the flight) are entitled to two free phone calls, faxes or emails, free meals and refreshments appropriate to the delay, and free hotel accommodation and hotel transfers if an overnight stay is required.

Flights delayed by more than five hours mean the airline should offer the option to be rerouted on a different flight or provide a refund, just as if the flight had been cancelled.

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Manchester Airport cancels dozens of flights due to fuel supply problems

Thousands of passengers are stranded at Manchester Airport after dozens of flights were cancelled and delayed due to fuel supply problems.

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