Today an IT failure resulted in many passengers being unable to check-in at Manchester Airport. The problems, which first occurred around 1130 local time cause major delays, with some passengers having to wait for more than three hours before being able to check in.
Speaking to the media a spokesman for Manchester Airport said, “We apologise to our passengers for the inconvenience.”
Some airlines resorted to manually checking in passengers and operations have now pretty much returned to normal following the airlines working through the backlog.
Switch it on and off again 🤔 @jane_taylorJT it works every time though it’s odd when most flights can checkin on the individual airline websites that the airport system failing causes such an issue maybe it’s the baggage system 🤷♀️ https://t.co/3Q0RaqBfPK
— Jo-Anne Wild (@wild_jo) June 22, 2019
Nick Ashwell-Rice has worked in aviation and defence journalism since 2014 whilst also maintaining a career outside of the industry. He has been Editor-in-Chief at Talking Aero since its inception