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Six airport workers charged over plans to import “large quantity” of drugs into Sydney

The Sydney Airport workers might have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for COVID-19 disrupting flight schedules.

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Hotels

Underworld figure at centre of AFP’s biggest criminal sting outed as hotel owner

An Australian fugitive who unwittingly helped the AFP execute a three-year global operation has been revealed as the owner of a boutique hotel.

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Aviation

Qantas allegedly infiltrated by organised crime members, posing “very high” border threat

by Ali Coulton

The airline claims it wasn’t aware of the investigation and has written to Australia’s top law enforcement authorities seeking more information.

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Aviation

AFP reboots ‘Airport Watch’ program amid increase in domestic travel

With an increase in domestic travel comes an increased risk of crime, so this is a pretty sensible move from the feds.

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Aviation

“Offensive, grossly inappropriate” vaginal examinations of female plane passengers reported to Australian Federal Police

The federal government is demanding answers from the relevant authorities, after 13 Australian women were forced to undergo invasive medical examinations at an international airport.

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Aviation

Qantas flight forced to land with passenger locked inside toilet

A flight from Indonesia bound for Sydney has been forced to land with a woman locked inside a lavatory despite pleas to return to her seat.

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Aviation

Man removed from Jetstar flight after hurling abuse and headbutting federal police officer

A disruptive and abusive passenger has caused chaos on a Jetstar flight, resulting in a police escort and a court case.

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Aviation

Deceased newborn found in Etihad bathroom

A woman has been taken into police custody after secretly giving birth midflight and leaving the baby in the plane bathroom.

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Aviation

Etihad assisting police in terror bomb threat

by Hannah Edensor

Etihad has confirmed its assisting police in their investigations into a foiled terror attack on Australian aviation.

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Destinations

St Helena on brink of tourist invasion

by Jean Liou - AFP

The tiny South Atlantic island of Saint Helena opens its first airport next year, despite fears it cannot accommodate an influx of visitors.

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