Fredericton International Airport Authority (FIAA), the operator of Fredericton International Airport in New Brunswick, Canada, has partnered with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), to open a second security line in an effort to tackle growing wait times.
The new security line will act as temporary relief for the airport while the FIAA works toward acquiring funding for the expansion of the terminal. Fredericton Airport served approximately 350,000 passengers in 2015, which is 75% more than its current capacity.
The additional equipment required will mean that the departures lounge will need to be reconfigured and amenities such as the business center will need to be closed to accommodate relocated seating. Construction work will begin in mid-November with completion scheduled for February 2017.
Johanne Gallant, CEO, FIAA, said, “CATSA have done a tremendous job of improving efficiency without sacrificing safety, and we appreciate their partnership in working with us to implement these improvements.”
Fredericton International Airport offers direct daily service to the hubs of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax in Canada, along with seasonal services to Cancun, Mexico; Varadero and Holguin, Cuba; and Puerto Plata and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.