Major flight delays across Australia

Major flight delays across Australia

The chaos comes as thousands of families prepare to head away on vacation for the school holidays, which began for many on Monday. Without it functioning properly, air traffic controllers can't distinguish between planes.

At around 8:30 AM, Sydney Airport took to social media to say that the system issue had been resolved.

Virgin Australia confirmed in a statement "All flights at Sydney Airport are now grounded until further notice due to an air traffic control issue".

Anyone planning to travel out of Mascot Airport is being urged to check their flight and airline to see if it has been affected.

Sydney Airport said in a message posted to its official Twitter feed that the "issue has now been resolved".

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Passengers, however, remain stuck in lines as staff work to clear the backlog.

Scheduled to drive from Sydney to Corowa and then onto Melbourne on Sunday he and his wife were forced to turn back by bushfires on the highway.

No Air New Zealand flights have yet been reported as delayed.

Delays from the airport range from half an hour to nearly three hours.

"My six days may become five. if I wasn't on holidays I would be frustrated", she said.

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