Airport Chaos: Technical issues causing major delays at Sydney Airport

Passengers at Sydney Airport have faced major delays after a

A passenger has set off a security screen at Brisbane Airport's global terminal, causing a backlog of commuters now scrambling to reach their flights. "The majority of delayed services are within 30 minutes to 60 minutes", it said in a statement.

"There may be some delays as a result, however guests are advised to arrive at the airport as planned for their upcoming Virgin Australia flight", it posted on Twitter.

Virgin Australia said that "due to a technical issue" passengers were being processed at reduced capacity.

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Pictures shared on social media earlier show hoards of passengers milling around the entrance to Terminal 2 about five am, with many reporting they were unable to even pass through the security screening.

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

Passengers are being urged to avoid these terminals as the airport staff work to resolve the issue.

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A spokesperson for Sydney Airport told ARN that the technical problems arose from "an underlying technology issue that we were addressing".

The other domestic terminal, T3, is operated by Qantas and is not experiencing an issue.

She said Australian Federal Police officers were investigating the matter.

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

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