Flights Cancelled as Sydney Airport Rocked by Strong Winds

What started out as a gloriously sunny day in the harbour city, turned into a bit of a whirlwind by the afternoon leaving the travel plans of Sydney-siders up in the air.

Hazardous winds reaching up to 50 km/h saw the cancellation of 20 flights at Sydney Airport on Tuesday afternoon. The persistence of potentially dangerous gusts forced Air Traffic Control to close two of the three runways at Australia’s busiest airport.

Customers of Jetstar, Virgin, and Qantas were left in limbo as airlines scrambled to re-book passengers on the next available flights. A Qantas spokesperson reassuring customer that “All affected Qantas passengers will be accommodated on the first available seats. “