Menu
Airservices system glitch grounds flights at Sydney Airport

Airservices system glitch grounds flights at Sydney Airport

A technical fault with an air traffic control system grounded flights at Sydney Airport's domestic terminal

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."

Qantas Airways Ltd and Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd were both affected by the problem.

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. 

(Reporting by Jane Wardell; Editing by Sandra Maler)


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags AirservicesSydney Airport

Show Comments