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
   -  US Airways flights have now been rebranded as 'American Airlines'.
   - 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.

Calgary International has a three-level passenger terminal (while a new one is in the making*).

Future Airport Developments:  * Work on the new 2M sq.foot International Terminal in 2015 included a new baggage handling system,  new skywalk connection to the Parkade P2, a lounge for the 'White Hat' volunteers, and a backup generator. The two concourses also took shape, and installation started on 153 self-serve units (later to become 238).  The Connections Corridor between the current and the new terminal will offer  moving walkways and CTS little 3-seater buggies. 
By Spring 2015 - 20 (of 25) boarding bridges were installed;  while testing is ongoing on the new baggage handling system, and the elevators /escalators /moving walkways. The Connections Corridor to the existing facility offers different transport modes, including the YYC (an electric transit system). Completed are the YYC Stations at Concourses C, D & E, while the fleet of twenty YYC vehicles are being manufactured. Thereafter, the focus shifted on tenant fit-out.  By late June, a call for 2,500 volunteers went out to 'test' operational readiness during August & September. 
Official opening of the new terminal and its first flight is set for October 31, 2016, when the 'new terminal' will cover 2M sq.ft, have two new concourses, 24 new gates with boarding bridge, 50 new shops & services, advanced sceening & boarding processes and streamlined customs & connection services, and a 318-room hotel.

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YYC Delays: 15 mins or less.


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