Passengers on flights using Tenerfie South airport faced delays and cancellations after a Jet2 aircraft from Manchester burst its tyres on landing.

Airlines including British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Monarch and Norwegian were all affected, while passengers reported confusion over the status of their flights.

The Jet2 aircraft landed at around 1.40pm yesterday but flight disruption was reported until around 9pm when normal operations resumed.

EasyJet said two of its flights were diverted and six others to and from Tenerife had been delayed overnight.

A Jet2 spokesman said: “We can confirm that Flight LS917 from Manchester to Tenerife experienced tyre damage upon landing at Tenerife South Airport on Tuesday.

“All customers disembarked via the steps as normal and have been transferred to the terminal. We apologise to all customers affected. The safety and comfort of our customers and crew is our number one priority at all times.”

There was no further information on how the damage came about.