Chaos as ALL flights at Sydney airport are GROUNDED

All flights at Sydney Airport have been grounded following a huge power outage on the first day of school holidays

All flights at Sydney Airport have been grounded following a huge power outage on the first day of school holidays

Passengers travelling to or from Sydney Airport on Monday were met with a change to their itinerary due to an Airservices system suffering an IT issue.

"Due to an issue with the Air Traffic Control system at Sydney Airport this morning, there will be an impact to flights operating to and from Sydney today", Virgin said in a statement Monday morning.

Other recordings published by ABC feature controllers and pilots discussing the outage.

They said the glitch had now been resolved but disruptions were expected as airlines dealt with a massive backlog of flights.

There are long queues at check-in and transfer desks.

Meanwhile, Auckland Airport's website showed several flights from Auckland to Wellington, Dunedin, Napier and Whanganui had been cancelled or delayed.

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Some flights were also canceled.

"I'm very calm about it, but it's chaos", she said. But during the four hour window air traffic control operators were forced to use slower, manual systems which caused cancellations and long delays.

Kay Wallace from Bunbury in Western Australia is in Sydney attempting to get to Hobart for the 50th anniversary of the Hash House Harriers social running club.

"The backlog here has to be cleared before we can even look like going to Hobart", Ms Wallace said. The report explained that without it, controllers can not see which plane is which.

The airport's digital flight display includes a message reading "delayed to ATC radar failure", according to a Twitter image.

Potentially affected travellers should contact their airlines.

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