Manchester Airport passengers have been delayed or stranded on grounded planes for hours due to a re-fuelling problem, describing the situation as “absolute carnage”
Flights have been grounded at Manchester Airport and furious passengers were left stranded on planes for over five hours due to a re-fuelling problem.
Almost 90 flights have been cancelled amid the travel chaos triggered by a power surge that led to a failure in the fuelling system.
Planes that need to re-fuel are unable to take-off, and inbound aircraft have been diverted to other airports, including Liverpool, or cancelled at departure points around the world.
About 17,000 passengers have been affected by the travel disruption which began around 4pm and has no end in sight, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Manchester Airport’s terminals are crowded as flight cancellations mount, with angry travellers describing the situation as “absolute carnage” and “total shambles”.
Many passengers have been put up in hotels for the night and are now hoping they will be able to fly out on Monday.