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Updated: 15th April 2019 11:13Calgary

Calgary airport warns of delays due to downed security equipment

The Calgary Airport Authority is warning people with flights on Monday to come earlier than normal.

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Screening was delayed more than an hour for some flights

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The Calgary Airport Authority is warning people with flights on Monday to arrive earlier than normal.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is experiencing an outage of its equipment at D and E screening points, airport spokesperson Reid Fiest said in an emailed statement.

That means people with U.S.-bound flights at the E screening point are being screened using contingency procedures, which resulted in a delay of more than an hour for some flights.

People with international flights at the D screening point are being redirected to domestic screening at C, Fiest said, which means delays for both those types flights as well. 

People with flights on Monday are advised to come to the airport early, though wait times have decreased throughout the morning.

"The wait times in the lines have gone down significantly. So it would be definitely less than an hour, the lines are not visible anymore," Fiest said.

However, he still advises people arrive early to the airport.

"Always check online, or with your airline, and if you are able to come a little bit early, that means that may help save some frustration for you."

The airport authority says it will provide updates through its social media accounts

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