IATA Intent On Unlocking Security Solutions

“Does it make sense that our most trusted employees and people with high-level security clearances are screened in the same way as our least-known passengers?” That was just one question IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac put to aviation security experts at the organization’s recent AVSEC World conference in Miami, reports Quebec editor, Mike Dunbar in this week’s digital edition of Canadian Travel Press.

IATA’s director general also wanted to know if airports will have sufficient space to accommodate the growing security footprint; could `registered traveller’ information be shared so travellers are recognized both at home and abroad; why are so many passengers still pointing to security as a travel pain-point and how is the industry going to cope with a doubling of passenger numbers over the next two decades.

De Juniac conceded that in the years since 9-11 an exponential growth in aviation security investment has made flying safer but he declared that the efficiency of the system “needs to be constantly challenged and governments need to pursue risk-based security concepts that focus resources where the need is greatest.”

For the full story, check out this week’s digital edition of Canadian Travel Press.