Security "breach" at Sydney domestic Sept 19

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in Other Countries' started by RadioGirl, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    All over the local news this morning; they dumped the domestic terminal because two passengers got into the sterile area without going through checkpoint security. 12 flights affected, delays up to 2 hours but it will knock on through the whole domestic schedule.

    http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/security-breach-at-sydney-airport-20110919-1kgyy.html

    TV coverage suggested that flight crews and airport employees were being screened first (NB - Australia screens everyone) before allowing passengers through.
     
  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Are the airlines responsible for screening in the Land Down Under? It seems so from the article.
     
  3. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    Screening is done by a private security agency. http://www.snpsecurity.com.au/security-solutions/aviation-security.aspx The airport authority is run as a private business, and I believe that they hire the security agency but I'm not sure. This site suggests that either the airport or the airline is responsible for security, depending on the airport/terminal: http://travelsecure.infrastructure.gov.au/domestic/faq/airport_checks.aspx

    It's interesting that Qantas were apologizing (most/all of the flights from the affected terminal are QF) even though they weren't directly responsible for the failure or the ensuing terminal dump. A little different from some of our acquaintances who refuse to apologize even if they directly cause pain, huh?
     
  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Which is what prompted my question. Thanks, RG.
     

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