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Canadian Government enhances air traveller security

1-Mar-2010 9:02 AM

Canadian Government announced (25-Feb-2010) plans to provide CAD1.5 billion (USD1.4 billion) over five years to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to enhance Canadian aviation security, through Canada's Air Travellers Security Charge (ATSC). Government of Canada also announced plans to launch a full review of the spending, efficiency and structure of the CATSA. The ATSC will increase to match the demand of security costs, with innitial user fee rates ostarting at CAD2.58 for one-way domestic services, CAD4.37 for transborder services and CAD8.91 for other international services. Canadian Airports Council stated (25-Feb-2010) it is committed to working with Minister of Transport on review of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) despite being disappointed at an increase in the Air Travellers Security Charge (ATSC). [more - Canadian Government] [more - CAC]