A power outage attributed to an issue with an electrical substation caused chaos at Sydney Airport’s domestic Terminal 2 on Friday morning, resulting in disruptions to flights operated by tenants Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tigerair and Regional Express.
The outage, which lasted about three hours, meant airlines could not process passenger check-ins, nor could security screening be completed. Consequently, airlines were forced to delay or cancel several services from and to Sydney.
“Sydney Airport has identified an issue with a substation, which caused the power interruption and affected back-up power sources,” Sydney Airport said in a statement issued at midday.
“Sydney Airport apologises for any inconvenience caused by the power interruption.”