Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal

June 26, 2008 10:30 ET

Breeze Through Airport Security This Summer: ADM and CATSA Offer Tips for Summer Travellers

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - As millions of travellers prepare for their summer getaway, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) urge air travellers to be vigilant when packing their bags.

"Travellers can actively improve the pre-board screening process by being prepared," stated Yves Duguay, Vice President of Operations at CATSA. "This is why CATSA is reminding them of the simple steps to help everyone get through the security process as fast and stress-free as possible."

During the period starting in June and ending in late August, Aeroports de Montreal will expect to see more than 19,000 passengers on average go through the Montreal-Trudeau Airport every day.

"ADM would like to remind passengers that shops located past the pre-board screening checkpoints offer a variety of useful products to travellers," indicated Normand Boivin, Vice President of Airport Operations.



TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS:

- Quantity restrictions on LIQUIDS, GELS & AEROSOLS: Store items in
containers no larger than 100mL, and place the containers inside a 1
litre clear, resealable plastic bag. One bag per passenger. This applies
to all your summertime necessities, including sunscreen, bug repellent
and hand sanitizer. To be safe, pack all liquids, gels and aerosols in
your checked baggage.

- COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS: Remove all laptop computers, video cameras
with cassettes, and cameras with film from their carrying cases and place
them in a separate tray. All other electronic items, such as digital
cameras (including digital video cameras), cell phones, mobile pagers, CD
or DVD players, and personal digital assistants can stay inside the
carry-on baggage.

- CAMPING AND SPORTING GEAR:

- Flammable camping items such as gas containers for grills and strike-
anywhere wooden matches are not allowed in carry-on or check baggage.

- Sports equipment such as golf clubs and baseball bats should be
packed in the checked baggage.

- Check with your airline and visit the CATSA website for more
information on packing. www.catsa.gc.ca.


About CATSA

CATSA, established on April 1, 2002, is a federal Crown corporation that operates on a not-for-profit basis. It is responsible for the provision of key aviation security services such as pre-board screening of passengers and their belongings; random screening of non-passengers; and the acquisition, deployment and maintenance of explosives detection equipment at airports. CATSA is also responsible for the development and implementation of a restricted area identity card incorporating biometric features.

About ADM

Since 1992, Aeroports de Montreal is the local airport authority responsible for the management operation and development of the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal and the Montreal-Mirabel International Airport. The authority employs 600 people at the two airport sites and Headquarters.

Contact Information

  • CATSA Communications
    Mathieu Larocque
    613-998-4527
    Cell: 613-291-7496
    mathieu.larocque@catsa.gc.ca
    or
    Aeroports de Montreal
    Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice President, Public Affairs
    514-394-7304