Sydney Airport chaos continues after wild weather caused flight cancellations

Domestic airlines have been affected by the wild weather. Photo: Louise Kennerley
Domestic airlines have been affected by the wild weather. Photo: Louise Kennerley

Almost 30 flights have been cancelled or delayed on Friday as airlines grapple with the fall-out from Thursday's wild weather which caused chaos at Sydney Airport.

Queues have been growing at Sydney Airport's domestic terminals since early in the morning as passengers whose flights were cancelled in Thursday's high winds attempt to get on re-booked services.

Almost 100 flights were cancelled on Thursday when strong wind gusts of up to 72 km/h caused the closure of two of Sydney Airport's three runways.

Priority was given to international flights, with thousands of domestic passengers left stranded in Sydney.

The cancellations have thrown the domestic flight schedule into chaos with all airlines affected.

It is not known how long it will take to clear the backlog but some passengers have been told they may have to wait days to get on another flight.

Those delayed included AFL fans flying to Melbourne to watch the semi-final between the Sydney Swans and Geelong at the MCG on Saturday.

More strong winds are forecast on Friday with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting westerly winds of up to 40km/h.

Passengers have been advised to check directly with their airline to see if their flight has been affected.

A Sydney Airport spokeswoman said all the runways were operating as normal but that may change later in the day if the wind picks up.


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