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June 27, 2007 | General

Ottawa – The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority and Edmonton Airports packed up their camping gear and summer paraphernalia today to give air passengers essential travel tips.

Approximately one million air travellers will pass through Edmonton International over the nine weeks of summer, from the first holiday weekend in July to the last long weekend in August. Whether they are packing for a summer getaway at the beach, campground or golf links, vacationers are encouraged to pack smart to avoid hassles at the security screening checkpoint.

“We encourage air travellers to play an active role in their own security by knowing what to expect at the pre-board screening checkpoint and knowing what to pack,” said Jacques Duchesneau, CATSA President and Chief Executive Officer. “This contributes tremendously to a smooth and efficient screening operation.”

Please keep in mind the ongoing restrictions on liquids, gels and aerosols. This includes bottled water and sunscreen. Liquid items are allowed in carry-on luggage only when packed in containers with a capacity of 100 ml / 100 grams (3.4 oz.) or less. The containers must fit comfortably in a clear and re-sealable one litre plastic bag. One bag is allowed per person.

Attached is CATSA’s Summer Travel Tips. More information can be found on CATSA’s website at www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca or Edmonton Airports’ website at www.flyeia.com.

CATSA’s mission is to protect the public by securing critical elements of the air transportation system as assigned by the government.

Contacts:
CATSA Media Relations: 613.998.4527

Edmonton Airports Communications:
Jim Rudolph, Communications Manager
Edmonton Airports
Phone: 780.890.8454
Cell: 780.717.5117
E-mail: jrudolph@flyeia.com