Passengers travelling to or from Melbourne airport were facing cancellations and delays of up to two hours after a heavy fog descended on the airport this morning.
Melbourne is enveloped in a huge fog. Here's a view from the offices. pic.twitter.com/ZBK64ni23C
— Matthew Wu ? (@matthewwu) April 22, 2018
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Virgin and Jetstar have both had to cancel services, with Virgin cancelling one flight from Sydney to Melbourne this morning and Jetstar axing two return flights to the Gold Coast.
Virgin, Tiger, and Jetstar have all listed delays.
Qantas had to cancel eight flights in total, delaying passengers from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
A spokesperson from Qantas told the Sydney Morning Herald the fog was expected to lift at about eight am but began to clear around seven-thirty am.
Airservices Australia said the congestion will continue until about midday and passengers should check with their airline for updates.
Foggy conditions @Melair will continue to cause some congestion through till midday. Passengers should check with their airlines on #flightdelays. A potential storm @BrisbaneAirport later this afternoon. Weather elsewhere is looking good for flying today! #travel #aviation ✈️ pic.twitter.com/CRHIDJIoTc
— AirservicesAustralia (@AirservicesNews) April 23, 2018
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