Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Flight chaos after Brisbane fog forces airport to cancel services

Saturday July 8, 2017 - 14:24 EST
ABC image
Brisbane's South Bank disappeared in a fog blanket on Friday night. - ABC

There has been more flight chaos in Brisbane today after heavy fog caused the cancellation of scores of services out of the city's airports on Friday night.

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) spokeswoman Leonie Vandeven said 80 flights were cancelled and 40 diverted due to the fog that blanketed the city.

Ms Vandeven urged passengers to contact their airlines before heading to the airport today as the backlog would continue to pose problems.

"Today it going to be probably just as disruptive — if not more — than last night," she said.

"There's going to be lots of overbooked flights so it's not going to be a pleasant travel day today.

"Normally where we have 30 aircraft sitting at the domestic terminal we currently have three."



She said it could take the entire day to get the network back on schedule because aircraft that were meant to be in Brisbane were diverted to other ports, including some international flights.

Ms Vandeven said the airlines were working to get passengers where they need to be.

"We do have a lot of people coming to the airport, so my advice is again to please if you're travelling this morning or even today, double-check with your airline before coming to the airport," she said.



The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said conditions would be clear today.

BOM senior forecaster Diana Eadie said the fog was caused by rainfall during the day and a humid air mass over the region.

"It did lift quite early this morning though, which was good for international flights that came in quite early this morning, so they were able to get through, so it did lift about three or four in the morning," she said.


- ABC

© ABC 2017

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Record September heat targets QLD

19:29 EST

Parts of southeast Queensland had their warmest September day in more than 70 years today and it will get even hotter later in the week.

Victorian fires: Homes, school holidaymakers come under threat from east coast bushfires

13:45 EST

Bushfires in Victoria's east are threatening properties, and campers heading to Cape Conran, Cabbage Tree Creek and Marlo, east of Lakes Entrance, are being urged to relocate away from the fire area.

Red Cross uses pillowcases to help prepare migrant families for Australia's natural disasters

12:21 EST

Storms can be scary for many of us, but when you are new to Australia and English is not your first language, it can be extra terrifying.