Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

December 16, 2008 18:15 ET

New Efforts Unveiled to Inform Passengers and Improve the Flow of Security Screening at Ottawa International Airport

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2008) - The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will unveil a new information campaign to better inform air travellers before they pass through security checkpoints at Canadian airports. The campaign will be rolled out during the busy holiday travel period.

When Thursday, December 18
10 AM

Where Ottawa International Airport
Departures Level, North End

Who Kelsey MacTavish, Operations Manager, CATSA
Krista Kealey, Vice President, Communications,
Ottawa International Airport Authority

Members of the media are advised to park in the P1 Parkade. Parking 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.

OMCIAA operates Ottawa International Airport without government subsidies under a 60-year lease transfer agreement with Transport Canada. The OMCIAA's mandate is to manage, operate and develop airport facilities and lands in support of the economic growth of the National Capital Region.

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