Calgary and the surrounding areas will benefit in many ways from the new parallel runway. The new parallel runway will create a more efficient airfield. This will result in reduced delays and idling aircraft, benefiting both the travelling public and the environment. With this new longer runway, Calgary will also be able to provide non-stop service to more international destinations.
Like other major infrastructure projects, the construction of the new parallel runway will help stimulate the local economy through job creation.
With improved air service and new destinations, Calgary International Airport (YYC) will be able to enhance air transport service to the travelling public.