Qantas Statement on Sydney Dust Storm

Sydney, 23 September 2009

Sydney is experiencing a severe dust storm today which is impacting the majority of both international and domestic flight arrivals and departures.

There are severe delays to all flights. All international flight arrivals have been diverted to Brisbane or Melbourne this morning.

It is expected that there will be severe ongoing delays to both international and domestic services throughout the day.

Domestic Services:

While domestic services have recommenced, there will continue to be severe delays to all outbound domestic flights from Sydney Airport.

Passengers should continue to travel to the airport, for their scheduled flights (to or from Sydney), but to expect severe delays to their travel.

We encourage any passengers with non-essential travel arrangements, to reconsider their travel plans for the day. Passengers wishing to cancel their flights today (domestic only) will be offered a refund or the opportunity to change their booking without penalty.

International Services:

Qantas aims to operate all international services also with delays.

Progressive updates will be available throughout the day on

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3960)