Runway development Project


Runway DevelopmentThe Runway Development Project (RDP) is complete and has been operational since June 28, 2014. The runway, which is YYC’s fourth runway and the longest in Canada, is located between the Air Terminal Building and 36 Street NE. Construction for this mega-project began on April 4, 2011.

The three-year construction included: 

  • More than two million person hours
  • An average of 420 workers on site each day
  • 7.5 million cubic metres of earth being moved
  • $620 million budget

The Calgary Airport Authority celebrated the opening of its runway by inviting 1,400 runners to Run the Runway and 10,000 guests to Roam the Runway on June 14 and 15, respectively. The once-in-a-lifetime event gave Calgarians an opportunity to enjoy exclusive aircraft displays, food trucks, live entertainment and more. 


Photos of current construction progress of the RDP:

    Video of a landing onto the new YYC Runway:

    Runway Features

    • The completed runway is 14,000 ft. long and 200 ft. wide
    • The runway is the first in Canada to utilize 100 per cent LED lighting for the runway and taxiway lights
    • In-service since June 28, 2014
    • The RDP consists of a new runway, aircraft parking apron, taxiways, and other related infrastructure