- Sydney Airport was swamped by huge lines on Monday morning, with some even snaking outside.
- Technical issues slowed down security, while heavy fog meant some flights were delayed.
- The airport has been struggling to get enough staff to meet the huge demand for travel.
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Sydney Airport was in chaos on Monday as technical issues caused huge lines for security, while heavy fog meant that some flights were delayed.
Huge lines snaked round the airport ...
... and even extended outside, where the line was "hundreds of meters" long with thousands of passengers, the Australian Broadcast Corporation and Sky News Australia reported. By around noon, the outside line had cleared, the ABC reported.
Photos also show passengers lining up in what one Twitter user called a "shed" located next to the terminal.
"Heavy fog affected flights this morning, and we're temporarily operating one less security lane than normal in T2 due to a technical issue," the airport said in a tweet on Monday morning. Terminal two only serves domestic flights.
One Twitter user said it had taken them an hour and a half to get through the airport's security queue.