Air travel delays for bomb checks


Territorians heading overseas for their holidays can expect delays at

Darwin Airport as new anti-terrorism security measures are introduced.

From December 29, international travellers will need to provide their checked baggage at the airline counter so that a security screener can scan bags with special equipment.

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The hand-held screening device is meant to ensure explosive material is not taken into the terminal or on an aircraft in baggage.

Only a small portion of checked baggage is scanned for explosives throughout Australia but the new measures will bring Darwin Airport into line with world’s best practice.

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