YYC Introduces New Industry-Leading Elements to its Terminal Expansion Program

October 10, 2014   |  

Work on the International Terminal at Calgary International Airport (YYC) is well underway. The state-of-the-art facility will more than the double the size of the existing terminal building and will incorporate a number of industry-leading connection processes that will elevate the passenger experience. The project, in conjunction with the recent completion of the nation’s longest runway, will further position YYC and its airport partners for future growth.

Key developments in the program include:

  • All major structural steel has been installed.
  • 590 km of radiant tubing has been installed (95 per cent of the total 620 km).
  • The granite flooring installation is ongoing with 56 per cent completed.
  • 57 per cent of the wood ceiling paneling has been installed. 
  • 83 per cent of the new baggage handling equipment has been installed.
  • 6.9 million person hours spent on the project to date.

Today, the Authority introduced a number of additional elements that are being incorporated into the Airport Development Program. The first being new connection processes that will create a seamless experience for the millions of travellers that visit YYC each year. YYC’s connection processes will allow passengers to connect easily from international, transborder and domestic, while remaining post-security and without having to pick up and recheck their bags. The Authority is also constructing a secure airside corridor to move passengers quickly between the existing concourses and the new International Terminal. In addition to moving walkways, passengers will have access to a new Compact Transit System (CTS), which can carry up to 10 passengers at a time, designated to move passengers quickly and efficiently from each concourse.

“Working with regulators and airlines, we are able to integrate new processes for the 30 per cent of travellers that use YYC as their connecting airport. These new processes will allow our passengers to easily transit to all destinations that are available from Calgary International Airport. Additionally, the unique Compact Transit System supports our business strategy to grow YYC as an airline hub,” said Garth Atkinson, President and CEO for The Calgary Airport Authority. “All of these new elements have been put in place to further enhance the passenger experience at YYC.”

The Authority’s definition of success is to ensure the new International Terminal operations are seamless on day one. The construction schedule continues to move forward with a planned completion date of fall 2015, with testing and commissioning of the new facility taking place in 2016.

The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta. The Calgary Airport Authority is responsible for the management, operation and development of Calgary International (YYC) and Springbank (YBW) Airports. YYC is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, generating over $8 billion per annum in economic activity.

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