Sydney Airport flight control outage resolved

Update: Tuesday, 8.20am

Operations had returned to normal at Sydney Airport on Tuesday morning, after a power outage at air traffic control grounded flights and caused significant delays for domestic passengers.

Air Service Australia, the organisation that runs air traffic control around the nation, tweeted an update at 9.25am on Monday morning confirming the issue had been resolved.

Monday, 9am

Sydney Airport tweeted moments ago that the air traffic control systems issue has been resolved. The airport is advising travelers to check in with their airlines for further details.

Reports on Monday morning said that a power outage suffered at air traffic control grounded all planes at the airport, particularly affecting domestic flights.

Meanwhile, local trains are reported to be travelling on time, along with flights from Newcastle Airport at Williamtown.


Travelers converging on Sydney Airport this morning as school holidays get underway were faced by indefinite delays after an air traffic control outage grounded all flights.

Systems were down from about 5.20am Monday, but Fairfax Media reported that some arrivals were able to land. All services to Sydney from Melbourne have not been boarded, with passengers told air traffic control had suffered a “power outage.

Domestic flights heading to Sydney from all destinations are being delayed.

Meanwhile at Newcastle, local trains have been reported to be running on time, along with flights from Newcastle Airport at Williamtown.