Media advisory - Travel tips and new equipment on time for the summer travel peak at EIA

EDMONTON, June 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) invites members of the media to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) for an information session aimed at providing security screening tips as hundreds of thousands of passengers are expected through security between the end of school and Labour Day. CATSA will also show new security screening equipment being trialed at EIA to improve the screening experience.



Edmonton International Airport, Central Hall security checkpoint


Tuesday June 23, 2015

10:30 a.m. 

Photo Op:

  • Items recently intercepted at the security checkpoint
  • New queue management system (ceiling mounted sensors and automated gates)
  • New screening tables separating bags requiring additional search from cleared bags


CATSA 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 random screening of non-passengers; 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: Mathieu Larocque, Spokesperson, 613-998-4527,


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