Airports' unchecked fear: No security at some of our regional airports

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/...egional-airports/story-e6frfq80-1226194148816

    TWO million people a year are boarding planes in NSW without passing security or having their baggage screened, posing a major terrorism worry, say security experts.

    Of the 26 regional airports that operate regular commercial passenger flights, just four have screening equipment.

    And passengers and luggage are only checked when their flight takes off within 30 minutes of a jet landing or departing, because it is only then considered a hijack risk.

    Passengers walk onto their flights unchecked at many regional airports, including Wagga Wagga which sees more than 200,000 passengers a year, Dubbo (171,000) and Armidale (100,000)

    Security scanning equipment at Ballina, one of NSW's busiest regional airports, remains dormant because security staff only work part-time in the afternoons and only when jets fly out.

    Read More: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/...egional-airports/story-e6frfq80-1226194148816
     
  2. PhlyingRPh
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    I wish TSA had part time hours too. :)
     
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    TSA has yet to catch a terrorist, why should we expect the Aussies to do it?
     

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