Ali Rachid Ammoun, 63, was reported to have worn a Hawaiian-style shirt to the video proceedings on Monday but did not enter a plea.
It follows reports that passengers ran for cover during the “terrifying” incident at the departures terminal on Sunday when the man apparently shot five times at windows. Nobody was injured.
A man allegedly fired five shots in the check-in area of Canberra Airport departures on Sunday afternoon before police detained the suspect. Nobody was injured in the incident, and authorities later confirmed the firearm was unloaded at glass rather than passengers in the terminal. An ABC reporter at the airport said the scene was “terrifying”
Meanwhile, domestic passenger figures also jumped 5 per cent to over 1.9 million in July.
It marks a 25-year slash on its previous target, as the industry bands together towards a carbon neutral future by 2050, as announced by the International Air Transport Association in 2021.
Airports and airlines could soon face more disruption after ground services workers from third-party provider Dnata received approval from the Fair Work Commission to hold a protected action ballot.