Media Advisory - Be ready for security during the busy March break at Halifax Stanfield

HALIFAX, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to an information session aimed at providing passengers with advice to breeze through security at Halifax Stanfield during the busy March break. Close to 35,000 passengers are expected through security over the coming days, with more than 6,000 on Friday. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) wants to make sure that the screening experience is quick and hassle-free for all passengers.   


Halifax Stanfield

Near the security screening checkpoint

Main level


Friday, March 10, 2017  

10:30 a.m.     

Photo Op: 

Interview with the CATSA Spokesperson

Intercepted items from passengers' carry-on baggage


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 basis; and
  • Restricted Area Identity Card – the administration of access control to airport restricted areas through biometric identifiers.

SOURCE Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)

For further information: CATSA Communications, Mathieu Larocque, 613-998-4527,


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