Manchester Airport drafts in extra staff after power cut chaos

By Lisa James
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Manchester Airport says it has brought in more staff to help passengers following Sunday’s power cut that led to cancellations, delays and left luggage.

The airport issued a statement on Monday evening to say: “Manchester Airport has been operating smoothly today, with all systems working as normal and no ongoing issues following yesterday’s power outage.”

It added: “The airport is slightly busier than usual as airlines get passengers impacted by the disruption onto new flights. This is likely to be the case over the coming days. We have extra staff in place to help our passengers.”

Passengers have been told to ‘go online to check the status of their flight before travelling and follow their airline’s instructions on when to arrive at the airport – usually two hours in advance of a short-haul flight and three hours ahead of a long-haul flight’.

The statement added: “Passengers whose bags did not make it onto flights yesterday are advised to stay in contact with their airlines. We are working with airlines, their ground handling agents and other partners to get those bags out to passengers as soon as possible. Many were placed on flights last night and today and have already been reunited with their owners.

“Once again, we would like to thank passengers for their patience. We would also like to thank our staff as well as our partners around the airport for their hard work.”

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