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Australia's Busiest Airport Was Fucked On Friday Morning

Happy Friday!!!

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People trying to fly out of Sydney Airport faced long delays on Friday morning, with airport staff having to manually process passengers in the international terminal following technical issues.

Um that the hell is going on at Sydney Airport this morning?

While inbound flights were OK, passengers at the T1 International and T2 Domestic terminals arrived at the airport on Friday morning to swarms of people waiting in line and wondering what the hell was going on.

Around 6.30am, Sydney Airport reported technical difficulties at the two terminals and urged passengers to be patient. Things were ... not good.

My favourite part about today was getting up at 3:20am to take my wife to the airport & then have her stranded there because of a "technical issue" and no explanation as to what was happening.

Sydney Airport ( Virgin terminal)- so much fun when there is a “ technical issue” - not going anywhere fast !

There are now lengthy delays to get through security at Sydney Airport, but passengers flying out of T1 and T2 are being processed. Airport says it will take longer than usual and urges patience @2GB873 #SydneyAirport https://t.co/5c9UM1jVHo

"We are experiencing outbound delays while we fix this technical issue which we're working to rectify as quickly as we can," general manager of corporate affairs at Sydney Airport, Sally Fielke, told the ABC.

"We will start some manual processing so flights can start to move."

Later on Friday, the Sydney Airport Twitter account announced all systems were back and operating as normal after being down for almost four hours.

UPDATE: We are pleased to say that all systems are operating as normal. Our priority now is to ensure all passengers are safely on their way. We're sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for being so patient.


Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Brad Esposito at bradley.esposito@buzzfeed.com.

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