Security breach causes mass delays at Christchurch Airport

Passengers at Christchurch Airport's domestic terminal are being rescreened this evening after a security breach.

Some flights have been delayed by up to an hour.

A spokesperson for Christchurch Airport confirmed the incident, and said operations are now back underway.

Passengers contacted Newshub after experiencing lengthy delays at security.

Although the security was breached, the rescreening is a formal procedure. It's understood there is no security risk to anyone as a result.