Travellers going to some of Canada’s major airports are being advised to arrive 3 hours before their flights. Over the past two decades, travelling by air required people to exercise patience. But now with many COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, many Canadian airports have seen a surge in travellers.
The increase in travellers has resulted in longer than normal wait times to pass through all security checkpoints. Some of the airports that are experiencing longer wait times include Vancouver International, and Toronto Pearson. According to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), part of the issue is a shortage of security screeners.
A spokesperson for CATSA, Suzanne Perseo explained “screening resources are scheduled according to airline traffic. Prior to the pandemic, resources could be cross-utilized more efficiently between the Transborder and Domestic and International checkpoints due to staggered passenger peaks,”
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