Windy chaos at Sydney Airport
SYDNEY: Sydney Airport passengers continue to face delays, with strong winds showing no signs of easing and 50 flights already cancelled on Friday.
The interruptions follow wild winds on Thursday which forced the grounding of more than 70 flights and the closure of two of three runways.
Gusts of 57 km/h were recorded at Kingsford Smith on Friday morning and the expectation was they would increase later in the day, a spokeswoman for Sydney Airport told AAP.
Two runways were open but it was likely planes would be reduced to using a single runway by Friday afternoon, Air Services Australia spokeswoman Sarah Fulton told AAP.