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Manchester Airport To Run Out Of Fuel!  
User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11659 times:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-18344397

Quote:

Manchester Airport will "probably run out of fuel" by 18:00 BST, a spokesman has said.

The airport said there was a "short-term" aviation fuel supply problem from the Essar refinery at Stanlow near Ellesmere Port.

An airport spokesman said the shortage would affect some incoming and outgoing flights until at least midnight.

Whoops! Could be a fair few diversions tonight!


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User currently offlineboysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 935 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 11363 times:

Short Haul/Domestic operators have been warned to carry enough fuel for the return leg. But it will be interesting to see how EK and EY cope this evening. Presumaby they could just operate to BHX instead or maybe arrive as normal and then pit stop at EMA or somewhere on their way out? When the new fuel arrives it needs to 'settle' for two hours before being used.

User currently offlineboysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 935 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 10903 times:

Airport has now run out of fuel, supplies expected again at midnight. Looking at departures the main problems are going to be EK and EY due out at 21:00 & 21:05, BG's is via LHR so that should be ok. The only other flight is FR's to Tenerife, not sure if that can carry over 4 hour's fuel of fuel into MAN on their B738's or not so may need to divert to LPL.

User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 10635 times:

EK will prob fly via BHX or NCL I'd think, EY might be an interesting one, LHR or perhaps via DUB?!?


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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 10586 times:

Apparently the Etihad refulled as soon as it landed.


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User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10299 times:

Wonder how a huge ME conflict would affect air travel, the reserves cant be that huge?

User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10194 times:

This is the latest update from MAN:

Quote:
Fuel supply update...

Today airline fuel supply companies operating at Manchester Airport experienced an interruption to their supply of aviation fuel from the Essar refinery.

The refinery has confirmed that fuel supply stocks to Manchester Airport are now being replenished and will be restored by tomorrow morning (Thursday 7th June).

Disruption has been kept at a minimum and so far no flights have been cancelled or diverted.



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User currently offlineboysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 935 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10033 times:

EK's website is saying EK20 is ontime departing and on time into DXB too, well slightly early actually. If they have plans to divert they are not telling us!

User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9858 times:

According to a local TV report, once fuel starts pumping it arrives at the airport 30mins later, it then takes another 20mins to reach different parts of the terminals and refuel aircraft.


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User currently offlinescouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3381 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9614 times:

MAN is a bit different to other airports as it's directly connected to the refinery by a pipeline. Great for keeping going if road transport is disrupted but not good if there's an issue with the pumps!

I wonder if they kept fuel back for EK and EY as they'd have an issue with there being no fuel?


User currently offlinebeau222 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7922 times:

Could you imagine this happening when the Olympics start.

User currently offlineLentini2001 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7348 times:

Quoting beau222 (Reply 10):
Could you imagine this happening when the Olympics start.

That is the least of your worries to be fair. Spending 6 hours + at Heathrow trying to get through immigration would be my first concern  


User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5618 times:

Fuel supply at MAN airport has return to normal operations:

http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/fuelsupply.html

Quote:
Flight operations at Manchester Airport have returned to normal after the airline’s fuel supply companies experienced an interruption to supply from the Essar refinery yesterday.



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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

The BBC offer an updated piece.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18355592



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