Passengers report huge queues at Stansted Airport after power failure

The queues at Stansted airpor after a power failure. Credit: Jennie Thomas

The queues at Stansted airpor after a power failure. Credit: Jennie Thomas - Credit: Archant

Festive travellers preparing to jet off for the Christmas holidays reported huge queues at the region’s largest airport after a power outage struck yesterday.

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport - Credit: Archant

Flights were still able to take off and land at Stansted airport but passengers said queues for departures were stretching the length of the main terminal building.

One passenger tweeted that the mood was turning ugly, with police having to hold back the crowds.

The power failure, which started at 3pm, affected a satellite building and the track transit which takes passengers to the satellite for boarding. Neither the main terminal nor the runway were affected and passengers were being taken by bus to their flights.

Power was restored around two hours later. But a Stansted spokeswoman warned passengers to expect delays.


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