Several flights were grounded at Sydney Airport's domestic terminal on Monday over the peak morning travel period, due to a technical fault with an air traffic control system, which has since been resolved.
At around 6:30 AM, Airservices Australia said on social media it was "working to rectify the issue while managing traffic safely" as boards at the airport listed flights as "delayed due to ATC radar failure."
✈️ We have a confirmed technical issue @SydneyAirport. We are working to rectify the issue while managing traffic safely.— AirservicesAustralia (@AirservicesNews) September 24, 2017
Qantas Airways Ltd and Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd were both affected by the problem.
Flights are delayed due to an @AirservicesNews system issue. Please check with your airline for flight status. Thanks for your patience.— Sydney Airport ✈️ (@SydneyAirport) September 24, 2017
Hundreds of passengers faced delays as the technical glitch hit during the Monday morning peak travel window and one of the first days of a two-week school vacation period.
At around 8:30 AM, Sydney Airport took to social media to say that the system issue had been resolved.
.@AirservicesNews system issue has now been resolved. Please check with your airline for updated flight status. We appreciate your patience.— Sydney Airport ✈️ (@SydneyAirport) September 24, 2017
(Reporting by Jane Wardell; Editing by Sandra Maler)