FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2016
Calgary, AB – YYC Calgary International Airport’s new International Terminal officially opened for operations early this morning – moving all U.S. and International flight operations at YYC to the new terminal facility.
The opening of the new terminal at YYC marks the completion of the largest single infrastructure program in the airport’s history – the Airport Development Program.
“In 2014 we opened Canada’s longest runway and today we welcome the world to the most advanced airport terminal in Canada,” said Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority. “Our new International Terminal not only ensures YYC Calgary International Airport remains a major contributor to the economy of western Canada, it also represents a significant new contribution to Canada’s transportation infrastructure overall.”
The new 186,000 square metre (two million square foot) terminal adds 24 aircraft gates at YYC, and incorporates numerous technologies and processes designed to streamline the passenger experience throughout the airport. These include North America’s first call-to-gate passenger boarding system, North America’s first full CATSA Plus enhanced passenger screening system, enhanced U.S. and Canadian customs technology, a state of the art Crisbag tote-based baggage system and the YYC LINK, a custom-designed and Canadian-build passenger shuttle service that transports passengers between the domestic and international facilities.
ABOUT THE CALGARY AIRPORT AUTHORITY
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 YYC - Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport (YBW). YYC is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, welcoming 15.48 million passengers in 2015, supporting more than 48,000 jobs and generating more than $8 billion per annum in economic activity.
For more information contact:
The Calgary Airport Authority
P: 403 735 5899