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Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver airports have all implemented express security line tools

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) has recently announced a new platform, YYZ Express, for speeding up security lines and minimizing wait times. And now Edmonton International Airport(YEG) has also launched a platform of its own.

Passengers travelling both domestically and internationally via Edmonton will now be able to use YEG Express to pre-book their spot in Central Security.

Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), and Vancouver (YVR) airports have already launched similar tools “to create consistency and improve the passenger experience across Canadian airports,” according to a Nov. 3 press release.

Using YEG EXPRESS, passengers can reserve a timeslot at Central Security and jump to the front of the line.

Security appointments can be booked online in advance (up to 72 hours before departure) or upon arrival at the airport upon arrival (up until 1 hour, 15 minutes before their scheduled flight).

Reservations are limited and currently available from 4:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., daily. Spots and times will increase as the program progresses.

YEG Express is independent of any airline and is free of charge. Passengers may bring up to 10 guests with them for the booking.

YYZ Express, in Toronto Pearson, is part of a broad range of steps being taken to make travelling through Canada’s busiest airport smoother and quicker. The reserved time slots will create more consistency and improve the flow of passengers.

Pearson airport also has added a live wait-time dashboard that provides passengers with current security, customs, and airline check-in wait time information.

The EXPRESS programs are optional and both priority and regular Central Security line-ups are still available.

To learn more about YEG EXPRESS in Edmonton, click here. For expert travel advice, contact Plus Travel Group.