Chaos at airports as Virgin Australia is hit with a global system outage – leading to long lines at check-in counters and delaying flights for travellers across the country
- Virgin Australia passengers unable to check in and board flights from outage
- Flights that were due to leave from 4.30pm have been impacted by IT issue
- Virgin said they’re working to fix the issue and are using manual check ins
Virgin Australia passengers are unable to check in and board flights as the airport grapples with a global system outage.
Travellers have reported scenes of chaos at airports across Australia as the airline races to solve the issue.
Flights have been delayed for passengers since the problem was first reported by the airline on Friday evening.
Virgin Australia is struggling to fix a global system outage that has left passengers unable to check in and board planes
‘The cause of this outage is currently under investigation though we understand a number of airlines globally are impacted,’ a Virgin Australia spokesman said.
‘Airport staff have moved to manual check-in processes but there are delays.
‘We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.’
Passengers have been urged to check their flight status on the Virgin website while it’s understood some REX flights have also been affected.
Flights that were due to leave from 4.30pm on Friday have been affected by the IT issue with frustrated travellers filling up airport waiting areas.
Photos show large crowds of travellers waiting around airports across Australia with the airline yet to announce when the issue may be resolved.
More to come.
Flights that were due to leave from 4.30pm on Friday have been affected by the IT issue with frustrated travellers filling up airport waiting areas