Calgary (YYC) Airport

Calgary YYC Airport Overview

YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC)  (the new Airport name) is the main access point for Canada's Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies and has the most extensive passenger service in central Canada, offering nonstop flights to Europe & Asia. The  Airport has been managed by the Calgary Airport Authority for the past 20 years.

YYC Calgary Airport is approximately 15 km from the City of Calgary and approximately 144 km from Banff in Canada’s Alberta Province, and can be easily accessed via Highway 2 (96 Ave NE Exit); which connects south to 16 Ave NE, taking you west to both Highways 1A and 1.   
Note that due to construction of a new runway and terminal extension, Barlow Trail between 48 Av. & Airport Trail NE, and McCall Way north of 78 Av NE are closed.  Also, the City has started construction of two direct routes to the Air Terminal: Route 430 North Crosstown & Route 100 Airport/McKnight - Westwind Station.

With 4 runways and an estimated 16 million passengers annually, Calgary International Airport is hub to WestJet, and is served by domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

   - Dedicated CATSA security screening lines are now available for transborder flights at Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto Pearson, and Montreal airports.  Eligible 'Trusted Travelers' - including: members of NEXUS & Global Entry programs; Canadian and US military, and aircrew in uniform with valid ID - may  use these lines. Self-serve NEXUS kiosks clear customs and immigration faster.
 YYC Calgary Airport has U.S. Customs Clearance.
  -   As of March 15, 2016, arriving visa-exempt foreign nationals (except US citizens and travelers with a valid visa) need an Elecronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Eligible travelers may now apply online for such eTA, and before it becomes mandatory. For more information visit
     - While there are plenty of charging stations throughout the Airport, passengers may also use the new WeWatt charging bike - a good way to get some exercise.
   - Installation of Rockwell's common-use self-service technology (CUPPS) and ARINC self-service kiosks has been completed at the new  International Terminal

Calgary International now has two passenger terminals - the Domestic and the new International Terminal - both connected at the Center -  and served by carparks P1 & P2 across from them. While each of the Terminals may house at the entrance some food, hotel desks & airline office - check-in areas area located near their respective concourses and before security check, and offer food & drink & retail outlets. Each concourse has its own Security check stationed at their rspective entrancse.  Check-in is in the back of the ground level ,
- The Domestic Terminal  (DT) serving Canada flights only, houses Concourses C, B & A ;
   - Concourse A  with gates A12-A24
   - Concourse B with gates B31-B40
   - Concourse C with gates C50-C65 - and further east with separate security check D gates C70-C73.
- The new International Terminal (IT)  opened Oct. 31, 2016, is covering 2M sq.feet) - serving U.S. and International flights. It houses D & E gates after security check. IT's gates have boarding bridges, there is a new baggage handling system in place, a new skywalk connects to the Parkade, 'White Hat' volunteers have their own lounge; and up to 238 self-serve units expedite the check-in process. The Connections Corridor between the two terminals offers moving walkways and CTS little 3-seater electric buggies.  Also completed were 50 new shops & services, advanced sceening & boarding processes and streamlined customs & connection services, and a 318-room hotel.
   - Concouses D with gates D70-D87 & E. and serves both International and U.S. flights; and
   - Concourse E with gates E70-97.

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