Chaos at Brisbane Airport After "Screening Matter"

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Sydney Airport was left scrambling to catch up on passenger processing after being hit by a "technology issue" early on 9 March that caused delays at some terminals.

"We are experiencing outbound delays while we fix this technical issue which we're working to rectify as quickly as we can", she said.

A technical issue with an air traffic control system had briefly grounded flights at the Sydney Airport last September. We're advising passengers and visitors to avoid T1 and T2 until further notice, ' the statement read.

The issue impacted both domestic and worldwide terminals, with commuters sharing images of closed off roller doors at the screening checkpoint and some claiming the security cameras were not operational. We picked that up before we opened the terminal this morning.

Outbound passengers at Sydney's T1 global and T2 Domestic terminals were prevented from checking in for their scheduled flights, and airline staff were reportedly processing some passengers manually.

Security screening was closed for 30 minutes at the airport as federal police investigated the matter.

In a tweet, Virgin Australia said at 8.40am AEDT Friday, security screening at the airport had reopened and it was operating at normal capacity.

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

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