Travel chaos with fog blanketing Brisbane airport as flights hover and are diverted to Gold Coast

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
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Fog in Brisbane is causing drama for flights.
Fog in Brisbane is causing drama for flights. Credit: Supplied.

Travellers and interstate commuters into the Queensland capital are in for a slow day as thick fog is temporarily preventing aircraft from landing at Brisbane Airport this morning.

Many inbound flights are diverting to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast while others are in holding patterns as they wait for conditions to improve.

A Brisbane Airport spokesman said as of 6am, five flights had been diverted, including QF16 from Los Angeles and QF52 from Singapore.

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Both have been diverted to Gold Coast Airport.

On average Brisbane has eight days of fog a year. Out of those days, fog only reduces the number of aircraft able to land and take off at Brisbane Airport when visibility at the airport is less than 800 metres.

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