Why Calgary?

Located in Western Canada, YYC Calgary International Airport is a strategically located hub airport that specializes in the receiving, transferring, storing and distributing of any kind of cargo, whether air, rail or highway-bound, domestic or international.

  • Calgary is the ideal Northwestern gateway for air cargo shipments from Europe and Asia; it is also a major distribution centre for ground transport throughout Western Canada
  • Calgary is on the crossroads of the CANAMEX Corridor (North-South) and the Trans-Canada Highway (East-West)
  • 50 million people can be reached within a day's drive, and cargo can be transported anywhere within 48 hours
  • YYC is fully committed to servicing the freight-forwarding and logistics industries

Distribution & Logistics Hub

  • With on-site freight forwarding and brokerage, Calgary is the location of choice for hundreds of logistics companies
  • Chosen distribution feeder hub for domestic and international goods


  • New YYC Global Logistics Park
  • Three trade parks adjacent to the airport: McCall North, McCall South and Deerfoot South

The Hub of Choice

  • YYC operates 24/7
  • Connections to 83 destinations (both passenger and cargo)
  • The long term Airport Development Projects, as well as mid-term Cargo and Logistics Plan, provides vision and direction in future air cargo development
  • Today's runways ready for tomorrow's aircraft (Code F capable; e.g. A380)
  • Four runways including a CAT IIIc ILS capable main runway: 3,863 m/12,675 ft. 

Canada's Longest Runway

  • 14,000 ft. long and 200 ft. wide
  • A complete airfield system with parking aprons, taxiways and other related infrastructure
  • Required a $590 million investment, including two million hours of labour