Calgary International Airport , branded as YYC Calgary International Airport, is an international airport that serves the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 17 km (11 mi) northeast of downtown and covers an area of 20.82 km2 (8.04 sq mi) or 5,144 acres.
YYC is served by the Calgary International Airport Emergency Response Service for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) protection.
Airport Stats & Facts
- The airport has nonstop flights to an array of destinations in North and Central America, Europe, and Asia.
- Calgary serves as the headquarters for WestJet and is a hub for Air Canada.
- The Calgary Airport Authority operates the property while paying rent to the federal government.
- Close to the airport is the Deerfoot Trail freeway for transport into the city, and public transit also serves the airport
Airport Traveling Tips
- Arriving visa-exempt foreign nationals (except US citizens and travelers with a valid visa) need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
- 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.
- All airline gates are within a 5-minute walk from the central waiting area. Gates are assigned at least one hour prior to boarding time and are then posted on the large screen.
- Please have a look at the YYC Airport Map before visiting the airport.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- In Calgary, Uber is permitted to pick-up and drop-off passengers at the airport. The airport has set up a First In First Out system for drivers who are looking for airport requests.
- To receive a pick up request at the airport, you must be waiting in the designated waiting area. This space is located just off of Barlow Trail NE.
- Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Calgary Airport.
- Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at YYC here.
Calgary International Airport has a two-level terminal featuring upper-level departure and lower-level arrival areas, plus spacious ticketing and baggage claim halls.
To see the terminal locations and for more information, please refer to the YYC Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at Calgary International Airport include Delta Airlines, British Airlines and WestJet Airlines.
View the full list of airlines served at YYC Airport here.
Short Term Parking
- 1st 30mins: 3.75$
- 2nd 30mins: 4.75$
- Each additional 30 mins: 8.49$
- Daily max: 54.95$
Long Term Parking P1 And P2
- Hourly: 10$
- Daily max: 27.95$
- Weekly max: 119.95$
Many transport options are available for passengers from Calgary International Airport Airport. There are plenty of options for traveling including rental cars, bus, shuttle, taxi, rideshare services, etc.
There are eight rental car agencies located on site at Calgary Airport. The counters are located near the central entrance of the terminal building on the lower level.
Passengers can find taxis at the airport in the lower section of the terminals.
Calgary Transit provides bus service from the airport to various parts of the city. There is no LRT (light rail transit) service at this time. Bus stops are in two locations - one at the Domestic Terminal and one at the International Terminal.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have a great stay, Calgary International Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
Address: Calgary International Airport (YYC)Airport Rd NE, 2000, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 403 735 1200
Calgary International Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- The first airport to serve Calgary opened in 1914, in the neighbourhood of Bowness. It occupied one square kilometre (0.39 sq mi) and consisted of a hut and a grass runway.
- As the City of Calgary grew to surround the Renfrew airport site the municipal government decided to relocate the airport to a new location.
- The one-million dollar project featured an open public concourse, and ticketing offices for three airlines was dubbed one of the most modern air terminals in Canada when it opened on 2 June 1956.
- In the 1960s Calgary City Council began lobbying the federal government to designate McCall Field as an "international airport", a status defined by the Department of Transportation.
- The new passenger terminal constructed in 1956 proved to only temporarily meet the needs of the city, and was inadequate for expansion or facilitating jet aircraft servicing.
- In the early 1990s the Government of Canada introduced the National Airports Policy which moved towards privatization, liberalization and economic deregulation of air transportation, which included the formation of a Local Airport Authority under the name Calgary Airport Authority in 1992 for the management, operation and development of the Calgary International Airport under lease from the federal government.