Manchester Airport was forced to cancel and delay dozens of flights after the hub experienced a “significant” power outage over the weekend. 

The airport said in a statement on Sunday: “Following the power outage … that caused disruption to Terminals 1 and 2, we are now in the process of resuming operations and expect flights to restart during the remainder of this afternoon and evening.

“We are also working closely with airlines to reschedule cancelled flights in the coming days. Flights scheduled for tomorrow should be unaffected and passengers due to travel should plan to come to the airport as usual.

“We thank passengers for their patience and our resilience team and customer service colleagues for their hard work.”

Chris Woodroofe, Manchester airport’s managing director, added: “There was a power spike in our electrical system due to a failure early on this morning and that has damaged some really key equipment for departure security and our departure baggage systems.

“That has meant that terminal one and terminal two haven’t been able to depart aircraft … and as result we haven’t had aircraft able to land as arrivals as there is no space to park those aircraft on the airfield.”

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