Technical glitch hits Sydney airport, delaying flights

Robyn Valdez
March 10, 2018

Travellers flying out of Sydney Airport are being told to expect some flow-on delays after a technical problem caused early-morning chaos for thousands. "And some of those systems we use to make sure the airport's secure".

At this stage no outbound passengers are leaving from Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 and flights are being held or rescheduled.

Brisbane Airport tweeted at 9.22am that the incident was ongoing and would cause delays for passengers trying to get through the security screening process, but no other information was made available.

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Qantas Airways Ltd, the country's biggest carrier, said it was not affected as it operates out of a different terminal.

The airport is yet to estimate when the issue will be completely resolved.

"Virgin Australia is holding flights to minimise any disruption to passengers and working to reaccommodate any affected passenger". We're advising passengers and visitors to avoid T1 and T2 until further notice, ' the statement read.

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The technical failure was resolved about 6.30am, 90 minutes after passengers were initially stranded.

It affected systems including the airport's CCTV, meaning passengers could not be screened for about two hours.

She said Australian Federal Police officers were investigating the matter.

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Passengers said they had been waiting for nearly two hours as the departure lounge was cordoned off.

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