CALGARY, July 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Air Transport Security
Authority (CATSA) today announced a pilot project that allows some
passengers to leave their laptops in their carry-on bag during the
The pilot started June 19 at the Trusted Traveller CATSA/Nexus Security
Line at the Calgary International Airport (Concourse "A").
"CATSA is always looking at ways to improve the passenger experience
while maintaining the highest level of security," said Yves Duguay,
CATSA's Senior Vice-President, Operations and Customer Experience.
"This pilot project could lead to shorter wait times and enhanced
convenience for air travellers."
Preparation in advance of screening promotes lower wait time, faster
screening and increased passenger satisfaction. Allowing passengers to
leave their laptops in carry-on bags has the potential to achieve
improvements in all of these areas.
For more information, please visit www.catsa.gc.ca or www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/nexus/
CATSA, established in 2002, is a Crown corporation responsible for:
Pre-board screening - the screening of passengers, their carry-on
baggage and their personal belongings;
Hold-baggage screening - the screening of checked baggage;
Non-passenger screening - the screening of non-passengers on a random
Restricted Area Identity Card - the administration of access control to
airport restricted areas through biometric identifiers.
SOURCE Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)
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