Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

March 25, 2011 18:04 ET

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

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) - Please note that this event has been cancelled.

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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