Chaos at Sydney Airport this morning has left hundreds stranded

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Would-be commuters were left stuck at check-in early on Friday morning after a technical issue resulted in the security screening being unable to open. "We are working hard to catch up any delays", it said.

Passengers at Sydney Airport are facing delays after "technical" issues affected security checkpoints at both worldwide and domestic terminals. The airport has now resumed processing passengers as per usual, it said on Twitter, without specifying details of the problem.

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

One passenger reported that passengers on all flights that had boarded but not taken off were offloaded and asked to go through the security screening process again, causing "chaos".

The T3 Domestic terminal, which is operated by Qantas, was not affected.

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We're experiencing technical issues at T1 and T2 causing interruptions to passenger processing and delays.

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

A spokeswoman for Brisbane Airport told the Courier Mail security screens were closed for 30 minutes after the breach.

She said Australian Federal Police officers were investigating the matter, but an AFP spokesman said the agency was not involved.