Canadian Airport Authorities Didn’t Expect ‘Pent Up Demand for Air Travel’ this Early

Neil Parry, vice president of operations at the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), told MPs at the House of Commons Transportation Committee on 16JUN that the agency did not expect a surge in demand for air travel this early in the year, reports the National Post. The air travel demand in APR and MAY 2022 was “well above” the agency’s forecasted demand, which, combined with staffing issues, resulted in long delays at airports, particularly in early MAY. Parry added that CATSA has hired 900 more screeners and is offering extra incentives for employees to work during busy summer months.

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