Expect delays: Air traffic glitch could impact Rockhampton flyers today

Systems went down around 5.20am and while some planes have been able to land no aircraft are able to depart the airport

Travellers have been met with chaos at Sydney Airport this morning, with flights out of the airport grounded until further notice.

The outage comes on the first day of New South Wales school holidays.

As a result Air Services Australia (ASA) reduced traffic capacity to ensure safety standards were maintained.

Peter McGuane, the executive secretary at the air traffic controllers' union, Civil Air, said the outage caused a ripple effect nationwide, especially at the east coast's two other major airports of Melbourne and Brisbane.

A Virgin Australia spokeswoman confirmed all of its flights had been grounded by the technical glitch.

"The problem is not fully resolved as yet, however our technicians are now working to rectify the situation", a spokesperson said.

Flights from around the country headed to Sydney are expected to be delayed.

Sydney Airport said in a message posted to its official Twitter feed that the "issue has now been resolved".

Passengers have been advised to check their flight's status with their airline.

People who are scheduled to fly today are encouraged to check flight times with their airline.

"This is just them playing politics, and pretending somehow that you can get more out of Sydney Airport than is possible", he said.

Passengers have been urged to contact their airlines.

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