July 2017 Terrorist Plot: Sydney Airport’s response
Date: 4 December 2018
Last July, once again the spectre of terrorism reared its ugly head within an airport environment. Fortunately, the plot failed and the broader plot was disrupted. But how does such an event impact upon airport operations? Sydney Airport shares its preparedness for the challenge, ability to respond to the heightened threat, the nature of Australian government engagement with industry and the manner of the airport’s receipt of revised special security directions. The airport considers the subsequent impact on its passengers’ journeys, the way news and social media affected communication and the reality of operating with a new security baseline.