Manchester Airport boss issues statement after ALL flights cancelled from two terminals

Travel chaos for holiday-makers today.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 23rd June 2024

Passengers travelling through Manchester Airport today have been hit with major disruption, with all flights cancelled from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

There are also delays affecting Terminal 3.

The disruption has been caused by a ‘significant power cut’ in the early hours of this morning, which has had a knock-on effect on systems.

Passengers who were meant to travel from T1 or T2 today are being advised not to go to the airport.

All flights from both terminals are being cancelled ‘until further notice’.


Those who have already checked in for their flights are expected to see be able to travel, but may face delays.

Chris Woodroofe, Manchester Airport’s managing director, has now issued a video addressing the delays.


He said: “First of all, my sincere personal apologies to every single passenger who’s been impacted by what’s gone on at Manchester Airport today.”

He went on to explain that a ‘big power spike’ this morning damaged ‘really key equipment’ such as baggage systems.

Chris continued: “So that’s meant that Terminal One and Terminal Two haven’t been able to depart aircraft today, and as a result, neither has arrivals, because there’s no space to park those aircraft on the airfield.”


“It’s a very difficult situation,” he said. “I couldn’t be more sorry.

“The good news is we very much expect this to be recovered over the afternoon and evening so we’re back to normal operations tomorrow.”

The latest statement from Manchester Airport said: “Manchester Airport was affected by a significant power cut in the early hours of this morning.

“Power has been restored but the outage affected important systems, including the processing of boarding cards and baggage screening, which has caused significant delays, particularly in Terminals 1 and 2.

“All flights from Terminals 1 and 2 are being cancelled until further notice and passengers due to travel from those terminals are advised not to come to the airport and to stay in touch with their airlines.”

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