'I can confirm that there has some issues due to unanticipated fueling [sic] issues at Manchester Airport, this has had a knock on effect to a few flights'.
Some inbound aircrafts have been diverted to other airports, including Liverpool, but other global flights overseas have been cancelled.
Other flights have faced massive delays after problems emerged on Sunday afternoon.
A spokesman for Manchester Airport confirmed there was a power outage earlier in the day that affected fuelling.
Some said they had been stuck on grounded planes for more than an hour.
However, a "small number of delays and cancellations" are expected on Monday following the power problem interrupting fuel supply.
Of the 48 flight cancellations, 27 were arrivals and 21 departures.
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Some passengers have been waiting on grounded aircraft for nearly two hours. Ryanair, easyJet, Jet2 and British Airways flights are affected.
Ian Thornley, 29, had been booked on the 19:35 Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Manchester after spending the weekend in Ireland at a wedding.
Passengers said they had been told the problems would last until 22:00 BST.
The food retail project manager said: "When we got to the airport it was showing that the plane was going and then it kept saying it was delayed".
"We've just been told the flight has been cancelled. We won't be getting back to Manchester until Monday afternoon".
Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline.