Sydney Airport Back on Schedule after Heavy Fog Disrupts Traffic

6th Apr 2015

Due to a heavy fog that disputed traffic at the Sydney Airport this morning, several flights had to be redirected to other capital cities.

According to a spokesperson for the Sydney Airport, several departures have also been affected and some flights delayed for up to an hour.

This morning, Australia?s biggest carrier Qantas had three international flights diverted to other airports. Flights from Los Angeles and Dallas that were bound for Sydney were sent to Brisbane, while the airport at Adelaide will receive the flight from Bangkok.

Some passengers were not happy with their flights being cancelled. Jetstar received several complaints as they had to cancel flight JQ953 for ?operational reasons?. The flight was supposed to go from Cairns to Sydney

According to a spokeswoman for Jetstar, the airliner offered several options to its passengers, such as a seat on the next available flight, accommodations, or full refund.

She said:

?We apologize to those passengers whose travel plans from Cairns to Sydney have been disrupted today and we are very sorry for the inconvenience. We are positioning and aircraft in Cairns to operate and ad hoc service for these passengers which will depart for Sydney first thing tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:00 A.M.?.

Virgin Australia reported that the fog this morning ?caused some delays? on their scheduled flights, but that carrier is ?doing our best to get guests on their way as quickly as possible?.

Meanwhile, a British Airways flight, with Prince Harry on board, arrived in Australia at 5:00 A.M. on the Sydney Airport. He then got on an RAAF plane for Canberra.

Captain Wales, who will join the Australian Army for a month-long temporary service here, has been greeted by about a thousand well-wishers, despite the bad weather. He arrived in Darwin soon after and will join the NORFORCE soldiers in the Northern Territory.