A number of flights from Sydney Airport were canceled this morning due to high winds.
“In anticipation of today’s inclement weather, domestic airlines have advised throughout the night that some services will be affected,” Sydney Airport said in a statement.
“Passengers are advised to check with their airline regarding flight status.
“Passengers traveling today are advised to arrive two hours before domestic flight departures and three hours before international flight departures.”
Airservices Australia, the country’s navigation services provider, said Sydney Airport could be forced to operate with only one runway if the weather continues to be bad.
“Sydney Airport is expected to transition to single runway operation today due to adverse weather conditions of heavy rain and strong northeasterly winds.
“Airservices constantly monitors weather conditions for safe and efficient air traffic management services at 29 of Australia’s busiest airports.”
Major airports across the country are expected to see more people than seen during the April or July school holidays.
Over the next few weeks, millions of Australians will fly domestically and internationally.
1.65 million travelers are expected to pass through the airport terminals during the upcoming holiday period.
This prompted an emergency response with 100 additional staff on board to manage passenger flow and get people to the gate as quickly as possible.
But airports are still trying to fill the thousands of vacancies left by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today’s public holiday coincides with the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne this weekend, pitting the Geelong Cats against the Sydney Swans.
Qantas has additional flights and bigger planes to ensure that as many Sydney football fans as possible can reach Melbourne for the big game.
However, September as a whole is not expected to loosen much.
We recommend arriving at the airport 2 hours before your domestic flight and 3 hours before your international flight.
Flight canceled due to bad weather hitting school holiday rush
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