Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

December 20, 2010 16:00 ET

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

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2010) -

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and the Kelowna Airport Authority invite members of the media to the Kelowna 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. In addition to a display of surrendered items, CATSA will demonstrate how passengers who "pack smart" can accelerate the screening process.

Where: Kelowna International Airport 
  Domestic Security Checkpoint 
   
When: Tuesday, December 21, 2010  
   
  1:30 PM Tips for travellers by CATSA
  1:40 PM Demonstration at the security checkpoint
  1:50 PM Photo Op (display of surrendered items)
  2:00 PM Question Period

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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