Air traffic 'glitch' grounds Sydney flights

Air traffic 'glitch' grounds Sydney flights

Thousands of passengers at Australia's Sydney Airport were faced with massive delays Monday morning after the airport's air traffic control system suffered a malfunction.

The disruption comes on the first day of Victorian school holidays.

Travellers on social media reported they were stuck on planes on the tarmac. "Thanks for your patience", Sydney Airport tweeted at 7.24am.

"Due to an issue with Air Traffic Control at Sydney Airport earlier today, some Virgin Australia flights may be impacted. Please check with your airline for flight status", the airport's official account said.

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Air Services Australia (ASA) said there had been a "system software failure" at Sydney's air traffic control at 5.00am.

"The problem is not fully resolved as yet, however our technicians are now working to rectify the situation", a spokesperson said.

Anyone planning to travel out of Mascot Airport is being urged to check their flight and airline to see if it has been affected. "We are working to rectify the issue while managing traffic safely". Airservices did not have figures available on the number of flights cancelled or delayed at other airports but it was understood to have been significant.

The New Daily has contacted Sydney Airport and Qantas for comment.

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