Manchester Airport is reviewing it fuel supply procedures following a fuel shortage causing delays to flights, earlier this week. The airport says it will work with airlines and the fuel companies to ensure the risk of any further disruption is minimised.
Problems were caused yesterday following a cut in supplies from the Essar refinery on nearby Merseyside the night before. Around 13 flights had minor delays and 17 departures made a short stop at other UK airports to top up fuel before completing the onward journey, according to the BBC.
Many airlines put their fuel contingency plans into action, drawing aircraft fuel from other European airports before departure for Manchester.
operations director Chris Formby said he was grateful to passengers for their "patience and understanding".
“Although we initially warned about the potential for some cancellations and diversions based on the information from the fuel companies yesterday afternoon, disruption to passengers has been kept to an absolute minimum thanks to the airlines and the Essar refinery,” said Formby.
"On behalf of the thousands of passengers travelling today and last night, we would like to thank our airline partners for the huge effort they put into contingency planning to mitigate the highly unusual problem with the fuel supply," he added.
The airport uses about three million litres of aviation fuel a day.
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