YYC Announces DHL as Primary Lease Holder in Newest Cargo Facility

June 07, 2016   |  


June 7, 2016 

Calgary International Airport (YYC) continues to deliver on its mission to be a key driver of economic diversity for the region, with the announcement of DHL Express, a market leader in the logistics industry, as the initial, anchor​ tenant in its newest cargo and logistics facility.

Phase II of YYC’s Cargo Facility will add approximately 100,000 square feet of warehouse space at YYC, raising total warehouse space at the airport to more than 3.2 million sq.ft. part of YYC’s focused Global Logistics Park activities.

DHL Express, a YYC partner since 2002, will expand its current facilities at YYC, taking almost 38,000 square feet of space – nearly tripling the size of its operation at YYC. “This investment in our Calgary facility is being made to support current growth, but also the significant mid- to long-term potential we see in international express volumes to and from Alberta,” said Andrew Williams, CEO of DHL Express Canada.

“We welcome DHL’s investment in the Calgary and Alberta region. DHL Express is one of the largest logistics distribution and freight companies in the world and we are proud that they’ve selected YYC as a location of choice to continue to grow their business,” said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. “We offer some of the best cargo infrastructure in the country, which allows our airline partners to reach global markets efficiently, and ensures Albertans can continue to seamlessly access the world from Calgary.”  

YYC broke ground on the new cargo facility in March 2015, and will officially open the facility later this year. It will have direct access to the new 520,000 square foot cargo apron expansion YYC opened in 2015.

YYC continues to be the leading air cargo gateway in the province of Alberta. In 2015, air cargo transported through YYC rose to 134,695 tonnes, which represents more than three-quarters of all air cargo moved in the province.


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, supporting 48,000 jobs and generating more than $8 billion per annum in economic activity. 

ABOUT DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

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