UPDATE @ 9.00 AM | Sydney Airport is now processing passengers following an earlier technical glitch which caused major interruptions.
It’s not yet known what caused the glitch, which affected security and check-in desks and left hundreds of travelers stuck in standstill queues.
“We are now processing passengers at Sydney Airport. We are working hard to catch up any delays,” Sydney Airport said in a tweet a short time ago.
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Passengers are being urged to check their flight status with their individual airline.
“Please contact your airline for flight status. We appreciate your patience this morning,” Sydney Airport wrote.
EARLIER @ 6.20 AM | If there’s anywhere you would want to avoid this morning, it would be Sydney airport…
The airport is currently experiencing technical issues at security and check-in desks, causing major interruptions to outbound flights.
Photos posted to social media show thousands of people stuck in standstill queues.
The Airport alerted travellers to the issue on Twitter, urging them to avoid Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 as they work to resolve the issue.
“We’re experiencing technical issues at T1 and T2 causing interruptions to passenger processing and delays,” a Tweet from Sydney Airport said just after 6.00am.
“We’re working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and thank you for your patience.
“We’re advising passengers and visitors to avoid T1 and T2 until further notice.”
We’re experiencing technical issues at T1 and T2 causing interruptions to passenger processing and delays. We’re working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and thank you for your patience. We’re advising passengers and visitors to avoid T1 and T2 until further notice.
— Sydney Airport ✈️ (@SydneyAirport) March 8, 2018