Liverpool Airport cancellations and delays - flights diverted to Manchester due to major power failure

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The issue is impacting Air Traffic Control.

Operations were suspended at Liverpool John Lennon Airport due to a power failure with some flights being diverted to Manchester.

According to the airport, the power failure impacted Air Traffic Control, meaning flights were temporarily grounded.

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In a statement just before 2pm, a spokesperson for Liverpool John Lennon Airport explained: “Unfortunately, a power failure is impacting Air Traffic Control and aircraft operations are temporarily suspended. Passengers, or those meeting flights, should contact their airline for the latest flight information. Engineers are working to resolve this as soon as possible, with updates to follow.”

By 3.10pm, the airport said the issue had been fixed: “Our engineers have resolved the earlier Air Traffic Control power issue, and aircraft operations have now resumed. There may be delays to your flight, please consult your airline for any further updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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Some flights headed for Liverpool were diverted to Manchester Airport, including an easyJet flight from Jersey (EZY 528) which is reported to have landed at around 13.30, while others were cancelled.

According to Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s arrivals schedule, the easyJet (EZY 3492) flight from Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport, which was set to land in Liverpool at 13.50, was cancelled.

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A number of flights scheduled to depart Liverpool this afternoon are still expected to face delays, with the 13.50 easyJet flight to Malaga (EZY 3367) expected to depart at 17.45, and the 14.55 easyJet flight to Tenerife South (EZY 3365) set to leave at 17.00.

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