Sydney Airport grounds flights until further notice

26 September, 2017, 00:26 | Author: Celia Hoffman
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Planes were held on the ground at Melbourne, Brisbane and scores of other airports due the problems plaguing Sydney. "Airservices is confident that it was not a cyber incident, it was a software failure", it said.

Whatever the root cause, air traffic controllers had to revert to manual operations at the country's busiest airport on a high-traffic day.

"As of this morning, the flight delays in Sydney have not had a direct effect on flights from the Rockhampton Airport", Mr Waters said.

"Consequently, one air traffic control console was operational for the morning peak when in normal circumstances six to eight consoles are operating".

Qantas had to cancel seven flights as a result of the outage.

Travellers have been urged to check their flights before heading to the airport with a power outage causing delays
Travellers have been urged to check their flights before heading to the airport with a power outage causing delays

Thousands of airline passengers are facing delays, including families heading off for the school holidays.

Melbourne Airport is clearing a backlog of flights after technical issues at Sydney Airport sparked air-travel chaos at major terminals across the nation.

Windy conditions have grounded flights into and out of the capital on Monday evening.

Passengers have been urged to contact their airlines.

But federal Labor transport spokesman Anthony Albanese said the latest incident showed why the cap of 80 movements an hour was "necessary and is important".

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