Manchester Airport in the UK has resolved a fuel supply problem caused by a power issue and disrupted flight delays.

Following a power issue that affected fuel supply, the airport had to cancel 87 flights to destinations including Tenerife, Belfast, and Milan.

Of the cancelled flights, 42 were arrivals and 45 were departures.

Dozens of flights were delayed and cancelled, with up to 13,000 passengers impacted.

Manchester Airport said in a statement on Twitter: “The engineers have now resolved the power issue, which affected the fuel supply.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

The airport further noted that most scheduled flights will operate as planned, but a small number of delays and cancellations are expected as a result of the issues experienced.

The Guardian reported that Ryanair, easyJet, Dart Group owned Jet2 and IAG owned British Airways flights were among those affected.

Due to these problems, passengers were stuck on grounded planes for two to three hours. Some of them were offered hotels after waiting in the terminal.

Fuel at most large airports is supplied to aircraft through a network of pipes beneath the apron.

“The engineers have now resolved the power issue, which affected the fuel supply.”

Initially, it was expected that the system, which was disabled due to a power cut, would be restored within a few hours.

Most of the planes that were fully boarded waited for a long time on the apron.

Manchester Airport advised passengers to check the status of their flight with their airline.

Last month, the airport opened a new £216m pier connected to Terminal 2 (T2) as part of its £1bn transformation programme.