Airport Chaos: Technical issues causing major delays at Sydney Airport

09 March, 2018, 09:40 | Author: Shannon Aguilar
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Earlier, the airport tweeted the incident was "ongoing" and would cause delays for passengers trying to get through the security screening process.

Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd, the country's No. 2 carrier, expected "some impact" to its flights as it works "to minimise any disruption to passengers ... and to reaccommodate any affected passengers".

"The safety and security of our passengers is our number one priority and we are pleased to say that all systems are operating as normal".

Hundreds of passengers are still facing delays of up to two hours as airlines struggle to recover from a chaotic morning at Sydney Airport. Almost 16 million of those were worldwide passengers, with those from China being one of the major sources of travellers, according to airport figures.

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"We are experiencing outbound delays while we fix this technical issue which we're working to rectify as quickly as we can", she said.

Qantas' domestic Terminal 3 was not affected.

"There may be some delays as a result, however guests are advised to arrive at the airport as planned for their upcoming Virgin Australia flight", it posted on Twitter.

It affected systems including the airport's CCTV, meaning passengers could not be screened for about two hours. We're advising passengers and visitors to avoid T1 and T2 until further notice, ' the statement read.



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