Manchester Evening News - Beth Abbit

Manchester Airport has apologised to travellers for any inconvenience caused - blaming higher than normal staff absence and being busier than in the previous few weeks

Hundreds of passengers have been caught up in chaos at Manchester Airport with many missing flights due to long queues through security.

Some travellers claimed they faced delays of more than three [hours] to pass through security checkpoints with many complaining that the airport was understaffed.

People reported passengers in tears after being ‘stranded’ when flights took off without them.

Manchester Airport said the longest security queue was just over an hour and a half - and have now apologised to travellers affected 'for any inconvenience'.

They said they faced a higher number of passengers than expected, and a higher-than-usual rate of staff absence on the day.

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