June 26, 2008
Breeze Through Airport Security This Summer: ADM and CATSA Offer Tips for Summer Travellers
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - As millions of travellers prepare for their summer getaway, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) urge air travellers to be vigilant when packing their bags.
"Travellers can actively improve the pre-board screening process by being prepared," stated Yves Duguay, Vice President of Operations at CATSA. "This is why CATSA is reminding them of the simple steps to help everyone get through the security process as fast and stress- free as possible."
During the period starting in June and ending in late August, Aeroports de Montreal will expect to see more than 19,000 passengers on average go through the Montreal-Trudeau Airport every day.
"ADM would like to remind passengers that shops located past the pre-board screening checkpoints offer a variety of useful products to travellers," indicated Normand Boivin, Vice President of Airport Operations.
TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS: - Quantity restrictions on LIQUIDS, GELS & AEROSOLS: Store items in __containers no larger than 100mL, and place the containers inside a 1 __litre clear, resealable plastic bag. One bag per passenger. This applies __to all your summertime necessities, including sunscreen, bug repellent __and hand sanitizer. To be safe, pack all liquids, gels and aerosols in __your checked baggage. - COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS: Remove all laptop computers, video cameras __with cassettes, and cameras with film from their carrying cases and place __them in a separate tray. All other electronic items, such as digital __cameras (including digital video cameras), cell phones, mobile pagers, CD __or DVD players, and personal digital assistants can stay inside the __carry-on baggage. - CAMPING AND SPORTING GEAR: ____- Flammable camping items such as gas containers for grills and strike- ______anywhere wooden matches are not allowed in carry-on or check baggage. ____- Sports equipment such as golf clubs and baseball bats should be ______packed in the checked baggage. ____- Check with your airline and visit the CATSA website for more ______information on packing. www.catsa.gc.ca.
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.
Since 1992, Aeroports de Montreal is the local airport authority responsible for the management operation and development of the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal and the Montreal-Mirabel International Airport. The authority employs 600 people at the two airport sites and Headquarters.
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