Manchester Airport set to run out of fuel

MANCHESTER Airport is set to run out of fuel from 6pm tonight, which could lead to flights being diverted or cancelled.

The airport has been affected by problems with its fuel supply, which it receives from the Stanlow oil refinery in Cheshire now owned by Indian firm Essar Energy.

An airport spokesman said that experts from the fuel companies, the airport and airlines are working to resolve the problem, but as a precaution airlines flying into Manchester have been advised to carry extra fuel.

“Whilst we do not expect this to cause widespread disruption, it is possible that some airlines may decide to cancel, divert or delay a small number of flights from 18:00 tonight into tomorrow morning.

“We would advise all passengers travelling this evening and tomorrow morning to check their flight status with the airline before coming to the airport.

The spokesman added: ”We would like to apologise for any disruption that this may cause and assure our customers that everything possible is being done to return operations to normal.”