A Brisbane Airport chief has reassured passengers about security standards after a woman was able to drive her car through a fence and onto the tarmac.
The Brisbane Airport Corporation says passengers shouldn’t be worried about their safety after a woman drove through a perimeter fence and onto the tarmac.
The security breach forced the suspension of all flights in and out of the airport between 10pm and about 11.30pm on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old driver, who made it onto the tarmac but didn’t reach the runway, was taken to hospital amid an ongoing investigation by Australian Federal Police.
Stephen Goodwin, from the Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), says passengers should not be worried about their safety or the airport’s security standards.
He says they comply with Federal standards, and additional security measures will be put in place for the G20 summit in Brisbane in November.
“BAC is progressively increasing its security to even higher levels,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We are currently in the middle of a major upgrade of the airfield perimeter and have already spent $2 million upgrading the fence line, with at least that much to go before we finish current works.”
The corporation is assisting federal police with the investigation.
Mr Goodwin praised the quick response to Tuesday night’s drama.
“It was contained quickly by police and emergency personnel and additional precautions were taken to ensure there were no other threats to the public,” he said.