May 19, 2019 / 11:07 PM / 6 months ago

Manchester Airport power issue leads to flight delays

May 19 (Reuters) - Britain’s Manchester Airport said on Sunday it is working on fixing a fuel supply problem at the airport that was caused by a power issue, leading to flight delays.

"Due to a power issue this afternoon there is currently an issue with the fuel supply at the airport and we have engineers on-site working to fix this", the airport said in a tweet bit.ly/2JsL2l8.

The refueling problems led to dozens of flights being delayed and canceled at the airport on Sunday, The Guardian newspaper reported bit.ly/2LW7OUT, adding that up to 13,000 passengers were impacted.

Eighty-six flight were canceled due to the issue and Ryanair , easyJet, Dart Group owned Jet2 and IAG owned British Airways flights were among those affected, the newspaper said.

Manchester airport did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Reporting by Sathvik N in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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