Major flight delays as wild winds cause chaos at Sydney Airport

ANYONE flying to or from Sydney Airport today is being warned to prepare for long delays and flight cancellations.

Strong winds are causing chaos at the airport, with thousands of travellers stranded inside both the International and Domestic terminals.

It’s understood only one runway is in operation, with dangerous wind gusts lashing the city.


“Due to strong winds, single runway operations are currently in effect,” Sydney Airport said on Twitter.

“International and Domestic terminals are experiencing some flight delays.”

Earlier this morning a flight from Los Angeles was forced to delay its landing at Sydney Airport, with vigorous winds making it unsafe to touch down.

Vision posted to social media by 7NEWS Sydney show the Qantas aircraft being buffeted by the gale force winds.

A severe weather warning is currently in place for people in the Illawarra, South Coast, Snowy Mountains and parts of Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

People are being urged to contact their airline or check their flight status online before heading to the airport.

Gold Coasters can check to see if there flights have been affected here.


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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