Thousands of airline passengers saw their flights delayed or cancelled at Bristol Airport after a BMI aircraft came off the runway while taxiing to the terminal yesterday.

Nobody was injured but at least 60 flights were cancelled or diverted while the recovery effort was underway.

The cancelled flights included Aer Lingus services to Dublin and Cork, Ryanair services to Dublin and two EasyJet flights to Belfast.

Last night, Bristol Airport tweeted: "Following the earlier incident, the aircraft has now been moved and the airport is now open and fully operational. We are working with the airlines to resume the flight schedule as soon as possible but ongoing knock-on delays to flights may be experienced over the weekend."