About The Calgary Airport Authority

The Calgary Airport Authority (the Authority) is a not-for-profit, non-share capital corporation, incorporated under the Province of Alberta's Regional Airports Authorities Act (Alberta). Since 1992, we have been responsible for the operation, management and development of YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) and, since 1997, Springbank Airport (YBW), under a long-term lease from the Government of Canada.


The Authority is governed by a community-based Board of Directors and led by a skilled Executive Team, dedicated to the long-term success of the Authority and the airports we manage and operate, and committed to delivering on the airport’s mandate. That mandate is:

  • To manage and operate the airports for which we are responsible in a safe, secure and efficient manner
  • To advance economic and community development by means that include promoting and encouraging improved airline and transportation service and an expanded aviation industry;

For the general benefit of the public in our region.

Our Vision

We want to be The Aviation Hub of Choice — connecting people and prosperity. 
We are an aviation hub; our business is airports. In an increasingly competitive landscape, we know people have a choice and we want people to choose YYC — a hub of economic activity, a trusted neighbor, a gateway to possibilities, a place where people, purpose and commerce connect.  

Our business strategy is outlined in our 2014-2018 Strategic Operating Plan

Our Principles

Our principles form the foundation of everything we do and define how we interact with each other, our customers and our stakeholders. Our principles act as an inner compass that guide our behavior and clearly show the path we will travel. They are the essence of our distinct and dynamic culture.

We are AGILE 
We adapt and respond to the ever-changing business environment. 

We are stronger when we reach out and work as a team.


We show initiative and step up to get the job done. 

We bring enthusiasm, commitment and pride to work every day. 

We show care and consideration for each other and the community we serve.