Brisbane Airport security breach: Flights grounded as passengers queue in terminals

Security breach throws Brisbane Airport into chaos as all flights are grounded and passengers queue through the terminals

  • A suspected security breach has brought Brisbane Airport to a screeching halt
  • Security stopped letting customers through as they searched for the breach
  • Queues of hundreds of passengers formed at the stalled airport

A suspected security breach has brought Brisbane Airport to a screeching halt leaving passengers in the lurch.

The breach occurred on Tuesday morning as hundreds of people worked their way through the security gates. 

Security stopped letting passengers through as they searched for the cause of the breach however managed to resume operations just before 9am, local time.

‘Screening has now restarted. Please expect some delays with processing through the screening points. The screening teams appreciate your patience,’ the airport said.

A security breach has brought Brisbane Airport (pictured) to a screeching halt as security grounds all flights and stops customers from entering as they search for the perpetrators

A security breach has brought Brisbane Airport (pictured) to a screeching halt as security grounds all flights and stops customers from entering as they search for the perpetrators

Queues of passengers wound through the terminals as they waited for the airport to recommence operations.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Brisbane Airport for comment. 

Hundreds of passengers are now queueing (pictured) to enter the airport for flights that have now been delayed

Hundreds of passengers are now queueing (pictured) to enter the airport for flights that have now been delayed

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