CANADA. Security baggage tracing and service provider Safe Bag has signed a contract to supply its services with Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, effective from this month.

The airport, Canada’s fourth largest, handled approximately 5 million passengers in 2016. Safe Bag secured business with Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in 2016 and signed with Vancouver Airport in May.

Safe Bag said the contract is one of six new licences scheduled to commence in the first two years of a plan running from 2017 to 2020.

Safe Bag CEO Alessandro Notari said: “The international airport of Ottawa is confirmation of the potential Safe Bag has to grow in North America, a geographical area in which our services are extremely popular and where we believe we can continue to develop in the coming years.”

Safe Bag Chairman Rudolph Gentile commented: “The fact that we have secured this new licence in Canada confirms the success of the cautionary Safe Bag Industrial Plan for 2017-20 approved last Monday in which, in the two-year period from 2017 to 2018, only two new licences were included. The challenge is clearly to exceed the estimates provided to the market, as we effectively already managed to do in 2016.”