'MILE-LONG' queues left passengers furious and frustrated as problems continue to wreak havoc Manchester Airport.

Families heading abroad for half term holidays have complained about cancelled flights and delays at check-in.

One holidaymaker jetting off to Menorca said the queue was 'one mile long, the full length of the air bridge’.

Some passengers were left queuing in the underground car park outside terminal 1.

Manchester Airport has apologised for the disruption and is in talks with senior management teams of airlines and ground handlers to try and resolve the problems.

In a statement issued on Monday, May 30, Manchester Airport said: “We are aware of challenges being faced by a number of airlines and handling agents, which is leading to delays at check-in and baggage reclaim for some passengers.

“Airlines and their ground handlers are responsible for their own check-in and baggage handling services.

“Passengers are advised to direct any questions or concerns about these issues, or anything relating to their airline, who will be best placed to respond.

“However, this is not the experience we want passengers to have at Manchester Airport and we are sorry to hear customers have faced disruption.

“We are in contact with the senior management teams of the relevant airlines and ground handlers to understand the cause of these issues and to support their efforts to resolve them as quickly as possible.

“Our colleagues are on hand in the terminal to provide assistant to customers and we are working hard to ensure security waiting times are as quick as possible.

“It remains our advice that passengers should arrive three hours before their flight and to be as prepared as they can for their journey through the airport.”

A spokesman for Tui said: The half-term holidays are always an incredibly busy period with many customers looking to get away.

"We would like to thank customers at Manchester airport this weekend for their patience and understanding at this exceptionally busy time.

"We continue to work closely with airport staff and baggage handlers to ensure a smooth running of operations on the ground and minimise the impact for customers.

"The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and staff is always our highest priority."