Calgary Airport Authority Unveils New Plan & Look

November 26, 2008   |  
November 26, 2008
The Calgary Airport Authority Unveils New Strategic Operating Plan and Logo

Calgary, AB. – The Calgary Airport Authority unveiled its new Strategic Operating Plan and logo today to the Calgary community. The new plan and logo will move YYC forward into the future, keeping pace with the needs of passengers, while working with airport partners to deliver the best YYC customer experience.

The Plan

The new Strategic Operating Plan outlines the direction The Calgary Airport Authority will take in further developing Alberta's premier international passenger and cargo airport. The Strategic Operating Plan highlights business strategies and industry trends, giving a clear picture of the crucial role YYC plays in our community's growth. To read the complete Plan, go to

The Strategic Operating Plan focuses on four key priorities:

  • Ensuring a knowledgeable, skilled and engaged workforce
  • Operating our airports in a safe, secure and sustainable manner
  • Optimizing commercial and business development
  • Renovating and expanding infrastructure to meet market demands

A New Logo

The Calgary Airport Authority and Calgary International Airport have a new logo, reflecting an image that is bold, modern and straightforward. It is derived from the airport's call letters, signifying the important role that the entire airport community plays in delivering Calgary's famous western hospitality to the world. The colour Red was chosen to illustrate our connection to the City of Calgary and the new look is a reflection of YYC's growing reputation for efficiency, innovation and partnerships. It starts here at YYC.

“YYC contributes $6 billion of GDP to the City of Calgary and we take our responsibilities for airport operation and development very seriously,” said Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority. “We have had another year of great news announcements; we continue to offer Alberta's most extensive passenger service network and the most successful air cargo platform in the province. Our new Strategic Operating Plan, combined with our community approach to meeting our customer's needs, will continue to keep YYC at the forefront of our industry.”

Despite fluctuating economic cycles, YYC continues to be a bright spot in the global network. Recent announcements have included The Calgary Airport Authority being named one of Alberta's Top 40 employers, Mexicana Airlines flights from YYC four times a week, Lufthansa Airlines beginning daily service from YYC to Frankfurt, and most recently, YYC was chosen by UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, for a major $26 million distribution centre. YYC is clearly the destination of choice for passengers, airlines and cargo and logistics operators.


For further information, contact:
Jody Moseley
The Calgary Airport Authority
403-735-5899 (media line)