For Immediate Release:
OTTAWA – (September 29, 2020) Canadian Airports Safety Week is returning this year from September 28th – October 2nd 2020. Despite the challenges that airports are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are still placing safety first and working to celebrate this special week with the proper safety measures in place.
The initiative, which promotes healthy and safe work practices among airport employees, is being led by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), in collaboration with 27 participating airports across the country.
Airport safety affects everyone, whether you are a passenger or airport employee. Canada’s airports have made significant investments over the years in their infrastructure, including safety related airside projects, to ensure all workers and passengers are safe. Airports moved quickly to respond to the threat of COVID-19, introducing enhanced cleaning procedures, masking and physical distancing, installing Plexiglas barriers and implementing new and innovative technologies.
This week is a prime opportunity to introduce and remind airport employees of the new safety culture at airports due to COVID-19 as well as a chance to thank them for their contributions to safety.
Participating airports will be hosting a variety of activities to promote the following themes:
- COVID-19 Safety Measures
- Worker Safety
- Airside Safety
- Security Safety
- Hazard Reporting
- Environmental Safety
- Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Free Day
By encouraging discussion and the involvement of all airport workers in maintaining a safe working environment, we can ensure that the safety of passengers and employees remains our first priority. Canadian Airports Safety Week represents a commitment to educate and improve knowledge and enthusiasm for safety.
2020 Participating Airports
- Aéroport de Québec
- Calgary Airport Authority
- Aéroport de Montreal
- Charlottetown Airport Authority
- Comox Valley Airport Commission
- Edmonton International Airport
- Fort McMurray Airport Authority
- Fredericton International Airport Authority
- Greater London International Airport Authority
- Greater Moncton International Airport Authority
- Greater Toronto Airports Authority
- Halifax International Airport Authority
- Hamilton International Airport Authority
- Kamloops Airport Ltd
- Kelowna International Airport
- Northwest Regional Airport, Terrace-Kitimat
- Prince George Airport Authority
- Regina Airport Authority
- Region of Waterloo International Airport
- Saint John Airport
- Saskatoon Airport Authority
- Johns International Airport Authority
- Sydney Airport Authority
- Greater Sudbury Airport
- Ports Toronto – Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
- Victoria Airport Authority
- Winnipeg Airports Authority
About the Canadian Airports Council
The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), a division of Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), is the voice for Canada’s airports community. Its 54 members represent more than 100 airports, including all of the privately operated National Airport System (NAS) airports and many municipal airports across Canada. They handle more than 90 per cent of the commercial air traffic in Canada, and an even greater share of international traffic.
For more information, please contact:
Gavin Tan or Wayne Harvey
Canadian Airports Council
613-560-9302 ext. 17 or ext. 13
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com