FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2008
Calgary, AB. - The Calgary Airport Authority has commenced construction on a new 1900 stall Parkade facility, initiating the first of several major 10-year development projects designed to keep pace with the more than 12.2 million annual travellers at Calgary International Airport. This second, multi-level Parkade facility, scheduled for completion by December 2009, will be located east of the Delta Calgary Airport Hotel and will increase the number of available parking stalls to more than 5000.
In addition to meeting current demand for additional covered parking adjacent to the terminal, the new $85M Parkade will also serve as the first of the new Parkades for the new East Concourse, which is currently in preliminary design to accommodate international passenger growth at YYC.
Parkade construction partners include Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd., Gibbs Gage Architects and EllisDon Construction Services Inc.
Throughout the Parkade construction phases there will be displacement and re-configuration of the current Arrivals and Departures Roadway. Construction signs and detour roadways will be in place to ease traffic congestion during construction.
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital corporation, responsible for the management, maintenance and development of Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport under long-term lease from the Government of Canada.
For further information, contact: Jody Moseley, Calgary Airport Authority
Media Line: 403-735-5899