Baggage Screening System Upgrades Taking Place at YXS

Prince George, BC— Starting Monday, January 30th passengers travelling in and out of the Prince George Airport (YXS) can expect to see some temporary changes as the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) improves their baggage screening system. Work on the upgrades is expected to last three weeks, so a temporary baggage screening machine will be placed in the Internationals Area of YXS.

Upon arrival, passengers need to check in with their airline. Those traveling with bags have to go to the Internationals Area for baggage screening, then make their way through pre-board screening and into the Boarding Lounge to catch their flight.

“This is the same process travellers went through in 2014 when the entire baggage belt system was replaced,” says Prince George Airport Authority Director of Operations Cuyler Green. “We ask for patience from passengers as we go through this second phase of improvement.”

“CATSA is making changes that will expedite and improve the screening of checked baggage. By working closely with the Prince George Airport Authority, we’re ensuring that there are no impacts on the travelling public” says Mathieu Larocque, Spokesperson for CATSA.

Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport an hour and a half before their flight and reminded the cut off time for checking into airlines is 45 minutes before departure. Those landing in Prince George won’t be significantly impacted. Arriving passengers can claim their bags from Carousel One.

This project is expected to be completed late February.