Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

March 25, 2011 15:24 ET

Media Advisory: CATSA Introduces New Initiatives to Make Travel Easier at YYC During Spring Break

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) - The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is improving the security screening process at YYC by launching the Trusted Traveller CATSA Security Line for pre-approved, low-risk travellers, and a dedicated Familly/Special Needs security line for travellers requiring more attention. In addition, CATSA continues to reach out to passengers to ensure that they Pack Smart and enjoy a quick and efficient security screening process. A CATSA official will be available for interviews to explain the new customer focused initiatives.

When: Tuesday March 29, 2011
  10 a.m.
Where: Calgary International Airport
  Departures Level
  South end of the Air Terminal Building, in front of Concourse A Security Checkpoint
Who: Mathieu Larocque, Spokesperson, CATSA
  Jody Moseley, Director, Corporate Communications, The Calgary Airport Authority

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.

The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital corporation, incorporated under provincial legislation, responsible for the operation, management and development of Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport under long-term lease from the Government of Canada.

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