Wild winds cause major delays at Aussie air hub

25 Novembre, 2018, 02:29 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
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The airport resorted to using a single runway around 7am, resulting in an enormous queues as punters waited for updates on both domestic and global services.

Sydney forms one end of the fourth-busiest air corridor in the world - the Sydney-Melbourne route - and the check-in hall for domestic flights was packed full of delayed travellers.

SYDNEY-Strong winds across Australia's southeast coast on November 23 caused commuter chaos at Sydney and Melbourne airports, the country's two busiest, with thousands of air travelers stranded after dozens of flights were canceled.

Virgin urged passengers travelling today to check the flight status page at the airline's website before heading to the airport.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said winds would ease by November 23 evening, offering some respite to travelers and fire fighters.

"Sydney and Melbourne Airports have reduced the number of flights allowed to arrive and depart each hour, which is impacting all airlines", Virgin Australia said in a statement.

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"This may also affect flights arriving and departing into other destinations across the network".

Sydney airport was restricted to using only one runway, impacting global and domestic flights.

"We're working hard to have guests on their way as quickly and safely as possible". For updated flight information, please get in contact with your airline, or subscribe to our @flySYD alert service.

It's the second day Sydney airport has been impacted by strong winds that swept a massive dust storm across the city yesterday.

Damaging winds were set to hit swathes of the southeastern region on Friday, with peak gusts topping 90 kph before easing over the weekend, according to a severe weather warning from the national bureau of meteorology.

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