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Security breach at Christchurch Airport delays flights

A security breach at Christchurch Airport tonight has delayed flights.

An airport spokesperson told 1 NEWS the breach occurred in the domestic departures area just after 8pm.

All people in the area were evacuated as a result.

Three flights were delayed but the spokesperson says the flight schedule is back on track.

They say there is no security risk to people at the airport.

An Air NZ plane at Christchurch International Airport (file)