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Monday, June 5, 2023

Due to a staffing shortage Vancouver airport experiences long queues and delays

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It was recommended that passengers flying out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) arrive at least three hours before their scheduled departure.

A staffing deficit at the Canadian airport has resulted in huge lines and delays in processing travelers through security screening.

YVR provided an update on their website and was open about the reason for the delay.

“(The) Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), which is the federal crown corporation responsible for all passenger security screening, is experiencing ongoing staffing shortages, which is contributing to long lines and lengthy delays in processing passengers through security screening at YVR,” the airport said in a statement.

To avoid delays, the airport recommended passengers to arrive early, “at least two hours ahead of local flights and at least three hours ahead of U.S. and international flights.”

The airport recommended preparing for passenger screening: “For those with carry-on luggage, ensure liquids, gels and aerosols are in containers that are under 100 milliliters and are packaged into one transparent, closed and resealable plastic bag with a capacity of no more than one liter.” YVR also reminded that masks were still required in the terminals and on board flights.

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