Security issue at Brisbane Airport

Security issue at Brisbane Airport

The airport is now experiencing technical issues at security and check-in desks, causing major interruptions to outbound flights.

A passenger has set off a security screen at Brisbane Airport's worldwide terminal, causing a backlog of commuters now scrambling to reach their flights.

A spokesman from Jetstar told Daily Mail Australia they are still facing delays of an hour on average, almost five hours after the issue was resolved. "The majority of delayed services are within 30 minutes to 60 minutes", it said in a statement.

Passengers at Sydney Airport have faced major delays after a "technical" issues halted security.

Qantas' domestic Terminal 3 has not been affected.

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"Virgin Australia is holding flights to minimise any disruption to passengers and working to reaccommodate any affected passenger".

The technical glitch and subsequent delays come several months after flights were grounded at Sydney Airport's domestic terminal in September previous year, due to a technical fault with an air traffic control system, managed by Airservices Australia.

Meanwhile in Brisbane a passenger set off a security screen at the global terminal, causing a backlog of commuters.

She said Australian Federal Police officers were investigating the matter.

At around 7:45AM Sydney Airport Tweeted that it was once again processing passengers in the affected terminals.

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