Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

"Underlying technology issue" sees Sydney Airport hit by delays

"There may be some delays as a result, however passengers are advised to arrive at the airport as planned for their upcoming Virgin Australia flights".

Global and domestic flights were both affected by the fault in terminals one and two, with passengers and staff alike not able to pass security.

T1 returned to normal, while T2 took a little longer to return to normal.

A spokesperson for Sydney Airport told ARN that the technical problems arose from "an underlying technology issue that we were addressing".

Sydney Airport released a statement about six am, blaming "technical issues" at T1 and T2, which were causing interruptions to passenger processing and delays.

Passengers are being urged to avoid these terminals as the airport staff work to resolve the issue.

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At around 7:45AM Sydney Airport Tweeted that it was once again processing passengers in the affected terminals.

Qantas' domestic Terminal 3 has not been affected. "And some of those systems we use to make sure the airport's secure. And of course security and safety is a top priority".

Outbound flights, but not inbound flights, were experiencing delays.

Virgin Australia said that "due to a technical issue" passengers were being processed at reduced capacity.

The glitch affected systems including the CCTV video surveillance prior to the opening of Terminal 1 and 2, an airport spokesperson told Xinhua.

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