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Manchester Airport enters second day of disruption

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Flight delays has entered in to it’s second day at Manchester Airport due to a fuel supply problem.

On Monday four flights were cancelled, whilst 23 departures were delayed by up to 15 minutes between 6am and 9am, according to FlightStats.

On Sunday over 80 flights to and from the airport were cancelled as power problems led to a failure of fuel supply systems.

The airport issued a statement at 3am on Monday, “Engineers have now resolved the power issue which affected the fuel supply.

“Most scheduled flights will operate as planned today; however, we expect that there will be a small number of delays and cancellations as a result of the issues experienced yesterday.

“Please check the status of your flight with your airline. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.”

Coby Benson, Flight Delay Compensation Solicitor at Bott and Co said, “People affected by a cancelled flight should ensure that they are re-routed at the earliest available opportunity under comparable transport conditions. Passengers should be entitled to be re-routed with ANY airline and it is the booked airline’s responsibility to assist their passengers, even if it means on rival airlines.

“Regardless of the reason for the hold up, people are legally entitled to care and assistance by the airline if they are stuck at the airport and have been delayed by more than two hours or have their flight cancelled.

“Food and drink vouchers should be provided as well as means for passengers to communicate, including being entitled to a telephone call and an email. Accommodation must be provided if passengers are delayed overnight and transport to and from the accommodation and the airport must also be provided.

“According to EU Regulation passengers should place a claim when delays or cancellations are within the airlines control and inherent with the day to day running of an airline, which include cabin crew strikes, technical faults and weather which is not considered ‘freak’.

“People can also claim for delays and cancellations, up to 600 Euros, dating back six years which are over three hours and not considered ‘extraordinary circumstances’.”




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