As families jet off for spring break vacations this week, staff at the Edmonton International Airport are out with some travel tips to help breeze through security screening.
EIA said March 27 to 31 is expected to be one of the busiest travel periods of the year. It estimates the number of travellers in the airport will likely be 20 per cent higher than usual, with 24,000 people flying and 50,000 dropping them off or greeting them daily.
On Monday, the airport expected 4,000 people to pass through security between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Due to the spike in traffic, travellers are urged to arrive at the airport early to allow enough time to get through security.
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) – the organization that is responsible for screening all passengers – offers these tips for travellers.