A CTN only reduces airport delays for travelers whose names are identical to those on the Secure Air Travel Act (SATA) list (also known as Canada's "No Fly List").
The CTN is a one-of-a-kind number provided by the Passenger Protect Program (PPP) to passengers booking flights to, from, and/or within Canada. The CTN is utilized during the SATA list security screening procedure before boarding a plane. It is used as an extra piece of information to guarantee that travelers are not mistakenly detected and experience airport delays.
Using your Canadian Travel Number (CTN)
Waiting for your CTN
You may access your CTN account at any moment to monitor the status of your application. You will get an email with your CTN after your applications have been processed.
When you can use your CTN
If an airline has moved to the new Government-controlled centralized screening system, passengers will be given the opportunity to furnish a CTN when booking flights to, from, and/or within Canada. By the end of 2022, all air carriers will be ready to take your CTN.
How to use your CTN
You may use your CTN to book flights to, from, and within Canada by entering it into the online reservation system of the airline or travel agent. You may also use it at the airport to purchase a flight or apply it to an existing flight.
The CTN during screening
The new government-controlled centralized screening will check all passengers against the Secure Air Travel Act (SATA) list before your travel. If a listed individual is flagged during screening, he or she may be subjected to extra screening or refused boarding.
The CTN, along with other personal information submitted, such as names, dates of birth, and gender, will be used to validate passengers' identities when they are checked against the SATA list. This will assist to guarantee that legitimate travelers with the same name as someone on the SATA list do not face air travel delays as a result of the Passenger Protect Program.
If you continue to have travel delays when utilizing your CTN, it is critical to remember that there are many factors other than the SATA List that can cause delays or prevent someone from boarding an aircraft. Airlines and other nations have their own security lists and screening procedures in place.