Technical issue leaves passengers stranded for hours at Sydney airport

Technical issue causes huge delays at Sydney Airport

A "security matter" is being investigated by police at Brisbane International Airport, causing delays to flights as boarding has been cancelled. We're working to resolve this technical issue as soon as possible.

"We're experiencing technical issues at T1 and T2 causing interruptions to passenger processing and delays", a Tweet from Sydney Airport said just after 6.00am.

The T3 Qantas Domestic terminal is apparently not affected.

Jetstar expects all their flights will be back on schedule by midday, after its morning flights were delayed by an hour on average.

Sydney Airport said the technical issue was affecting passenger processing at the T1 global and T2 Domestic terminals up until about 8:30am.

The Courier Mail reports a passenger set off a security screen, causing a backlog of passengers now scrambling to catch their flights.

Virgin Australia flights were also recovering from significant delays, which included two cancellations.

"The safety and security of our passengers is our number one priority and we are pleased to say that all systems are operating as normal", an airport spokesman said in a statement.

All planes yet to take off were instructed to disembark so passengers could be re-screened.

Passengers said they had been waiting for nearly two hours as the departure lounge was cordoned off.

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