A RUNWAY at Manchester Airport has been closed for emergency repairs.

It is understood that several flights have been delayed or diverted.

Passengers are warned of delays to both arrivals and departures.

Runway One has been closed.

Only Runcorn Two is operating.

A spokesman for the airport said: “This morning we identified a surface defect on one of our regular routine inspections.

“Safety will always be our top priority, so as a precaution, we are temporarily operating all flights from Runway Two while we urgently rectify the issued.

"This may result in some delays to both arrivals and departures, and we apologise to passengers for any inconvenience and thank them for their patience."