Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

December 16, 2010 08:30 ET

Media Advisory: CATSA Will Offer Tips and Tools for a Positive Holiday Travel Experience

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2010) - The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) invites members of the media* to the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport for an information session aimed at providing air travellers with tips and tools ensure a quick and efficient security screening process and a positive holiday travel experience.

Where: Ottawa-MacDonald Cartier International Airport 
  Domestic Security Checkpoint 
When: Friday, December 17, 2010 
  10:00 AM Tips for travellers by CATSA
  10:15 AM Photo Op (display of surrendered items)
  10:30 AM Question Period

* Media are asked to park in P1-Parkade.  Vouchers will be provided.

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.

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