WestJet communicates extension of enhanced security measures

WestJet communicates extension of enhanced security measures

WestJet announced today that in cooperation with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, Transport Canada and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), enhanced security screening measures in place at Canadian airports since December 25, 2009, will remain in effect until January 4, 2010.

All WestJet guests on flights bound to the United States until January 4, 2010, will continue to be subject to a secondary search, including a physical pat-down search and a hand-search of carry-on baggage, which is restricted.

Guests are advised that all carry-on baggage is prohibited on U.S.-bound flights, with the exception of certain items. For a list of items allowed as carry-on baggage, go to www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca

The enhanced security screening procedures may continue to result in delayed departures and cancellations. All guests are advised to arrive at the airport for trans-border departures three hours before the scheduled flight time.

WestJet will update guests as new information becomes available.