Sydney Airport delays have shocked many with hard- to- imagine views. Travelers were hit with check- in queues that snaked outside of Sydney’s airport terminal this week. Check-in queues were said to be 150 meters long with severe delays.
After being announced as one of the world’s worst airports last month, the queues added to the cancellations and delays simply made the hit worse. According to data compiled by the flight tracking and data platform FlightAware ranked Sydney sixth worst for flight cancellations, with 5.9% of flights canceled, and ninth worst for delays, with 34.2% of flights affected.
The response from Sydney Airport
“Our security contractor has had significant staff sick leave today, meaning some security screening lanes were not able to be opened,” an airport spokesperson said.
“We have customer service staff on the ground bringing passengers forward according to flight priority.
“We are sorry about the disruption and working hard to get everyone on their way.”
Passengers vent on social media
A combination of extreme weather warnings, school holidays and staff shortages are to blame for the long queues and overall travel chaos.
Many took to social media to complain about the long lines that stretched outside the terminal.
Security queue at Sydney airport. 150m long and that’s just outside the terminal. pic.twitter.com/W9t5fvUSPH
— Barrie Cassidy (@barriecassidy) August 14, 2022
Thankfully, queues have calmed down tremendously for fliers in Sydney Airport.