A fear that terrorists are targeting airports and airlines has seen the New Zealand chaired UN Security Council adopt a resolution calling on countries to step up their aviation security.
The resolution put up by UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson also calls on developed nations to help smaller countries get their security up to scratch.
As Security Council President this month, New Zealand granted the Minister's request to discuss the threat.
"The threat to aviation is very real and it is growing, and we need a global approach to airline and airport security," Johnson told the Council today.
The resolution calls for all countries to strengthen their airport security screening procedures and achieve consistent security standards worldwide.
Murray McCully hopes the disruption to travellers will be minimal with effective use of modern technology.