Major UK airports have said they have been restocked with aviation fuel following a shortage.

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Major UK airports have said they have been restocked with aviation fuel following a shortage.

Manchester airport, which was reported yesterday to face a dangerously low supply of jet fuel, has said in a statement that production at its supplying refinery has been restored to normal. However, the facility’s total supply level will not be back to standard capacity until sometime today, according to officials.

The airport had issued a warning that some passengers could face cancellations, diversions and delays because some carriers may not be able to refuel. Officials say that although the problem appears to have been largely averted that passengers should check with carriers before heading to the airport.

A spokesman for Manchester airport said in a statement late on Wednesday that despite the issue no flights thus far had been diverted or cancelled. He added however that a handful of flights would face delays overnight and into early Thursday morning.

Airlines operating at Manchester airport consume some three million litres of jet fuel everyday, according to reports. The fuel is provided to the facility by the Essar refinery in Merseyside, which is supplied by a pipeline that can provide as much as 250,000 litres of fuel every hour.

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