For some, a trip out of the Regina International Airport may end up being a nightmare, even before you get past the screening agents.
Long lineups and delays just one of the issues brought up at the quarterly meeting of the Regina Airport Authority recently.
Ken Waschuk is the acting CEO of the Regina Airport Authority. He says those lineups do not go unnoticed by the RAA.
Waschuk says the concern centres around the Air Travellers Security Charge which sees passengers pay 7-to-26-dollars, depending on where they travel.
“We’re not convinced that a large-enough portion goes back to where it’s supposed to go,” Washcuk said. “Screening passengers is our priority. We’d like a larger slice of that money actually returned to where it’s supposed to go. We need to have service standards that people can understand.
Waschuk says the Authority is mostly concerned about CATSA funding. That’s the money the Canadian Air Transportation Security Agency collects from the Air Travellers Security.
Waschuk says his group is not convinced a large-enough portion of it gets back to airport screening.