Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

July 06, 2009 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: This Summer, CATSA Wants Passengers to Pack Smart New Tools to Inform Air Travellers

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - July 6, 2009) - The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will unveil new online tools to help passengers be better prepared before they come to the airport this summer. CATSA and the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) will also provide useful tips for summer travel.

When: July 7, 2009
11 A.M.

Where: Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Main Lobby Airport Square

Who: Peter Spurway, VP Corporate Communications, HIAA
Mathieu Larocque, Spokesperson, 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 Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is Atlantic Canada's gateway to the world. It is the region's principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across the country, the United States and Europe, and the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer U.S. preclearance, and Canada Customs services on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis. The Airport welcomes over 3.5 million passengers annually, and is an internationally recognized leader in customer service, having received first place awards in the global Airport Service Quality program for the past six years.

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