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Edmonton – Fewer lines means extra free time


November 03, 2022 | News Releases

Fewer lines means extra free time

YEG EXPRESS will minimize wait times through Central Security at YEG by providing a pre-booking tool

November 2, 2022 (Edmonton, AB) – Passengers at Edmonton International Airport (YEG) travelling in the Domestic and International Terminal will now be able to pre-book their spot in Central Security using a new tool called YEG EXPRESS.

“Security screening plays an integral role in keeping our passengers and employees safe. While safety and security are always our top priority, we aim to make the experience as convenient as possible. We look forward to having YEG EXPRESS to help minimize wait times and maximize time spent shopping, dining and relaxing before you board your plane.”

–  Steve Maybee, VP, Operations, Infrastructure and Corporate Communications

With YEG EXPRESS, passengers can reserve a timeslot at Central Security and jump to the front of the line. Appointments can be scheduled online in advance or at the airport upon arrival. Passengers can book their spot in Central Security up to 72 hours before their departure, up until 1 hour, 15 minutes before their scheduled flight. Passengers travelling with any airline will have access to this program free of charge and may bring up to 10 guests with them for the booking.

Reservations will be limited and only available during the following peak times:

  • 4:30 am – 8:30 am, daily
  • 2 pm – 6 pm, daily

More spots will become available as the program progresses.

YEG will launch this tool alongside other Canadian airports, including Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR) to create consistency and improve the passenger experience across Canadian airports. YEG EXPRESS is an optional program, and regular Central Security line-ups will remain available.

To learn more about YEG EXPRESS and YEG’s commitment to innovating the passenger experience, visit

About Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation driving economic prosperity for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and beyond. YEG is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area, generating an economic output of over $3.2 billion and supporting over 26,000 jobs pre-pandemic. From sustainability initiatives like Airport City Sustainability Campus to being the first airport in the world to sign The Climate Pledge and the first in Canada to begin regularly scheduled drone delivery operations, YEG is a global leader in the aviation industry. YEG approaches equity, diversity and inclusion by creating ‘an airport for everyone.’

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