Calgary International Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Calgary International Airport

type = Public
owner = Transport Canada [ [ Airport Divestiture Status Report] ]
operator = Calgary Airport Authority
city-served = Calgary, Alberta
elevation-f = 3,557
elevation-m = 1,084
coordinates = coord|51|06|50|N|114|01|13|W|type:airport
website = []
r1-number = 07/25
r1-length-f = 6,200
r1-length-m = 1,890
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 10/28
r2-length-f = 8,000
r2-length-m = 2,438
r2-surface = Asphalt
r3-number = 16/34
r3-length-f = 12,675
r3-length-m = 3,863
r3-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2007
stat1-header = Aircraft Movements
stat1-data = 248,548
stat2-header = Number of Passengers
stat2-data = 12,240,786
footnotes = Source: Canada Flight SupplementCFS]
Aircraft statistics from Transport Canada. [ - Aircraft Movement Statistics: NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations: Annual Report 2007] ]
Passenger statistics from Calgary Airport

Calgary International Airport, Airport codes|YYC|CYYC, is the main airport that serves Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the surrounding region; It is located convert|17|km|abbr=on from the downtown core. It is one of Canada's busiest airports by passenger traffic, serving 12.24 million passengers [ Calgary Passenger Statistics] ] and the third busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements, with 248,548 in 2007. The airport offers scheduled daily nonstop flights to major cities in Canada, Europe and the United States. In part to its strategic geographical placement in Western Canada, YYC is the base city of WestJet Airlines and is one of Air Canada's hubs [ [ Untitled Document ] ] . The airport is one of 8 Canadian airports that has US Border Pre-clearance facilities.

Cargo facilities

Apron II is the main cargo facility at the airport which can park up to four Boeing 747s. Apron VII is also used as a cargo facility, primarily for FedEx and Purolator Courier as well DHL. FedEx is among the cargo carriers that use Calgary as a hub at Apron VII. Purolator has a facility in the northwest corner of the field adjacent to Apron VII. Apron VII used to hold just two Boeing 727s but has been able to park an additional three McDonnell Douglas MD-11s for FedEx since November 2004.

As of November 2007, expansion construction are in progress for Apron VII to allow seven parking pads, including three for Purolator and DHL as well as four for FedEx. United Parcel Service (UPS) has begun construction of a new centre, including an apron directly southeast of FedEx's facility.

General aviation

General aviation facilities are located on the south side of the field. These facilities include a Shell Aerocenter, an Esso Avitat, Calgary Flight Training, a customs building, and more.


There is a plan to build a parallel runway east of the airport (16L/34R) [ [ Calgary Airport Development - 20 year airport master plan] ] .

Runway 16/34 is the longest runway in Canada. This can be attributed to the relatively high elevation, convert|3557|ft|abbr=on|0, of the airport and the need to support the largest passenger aircraft types. Aircraft require more distance to take off at higher elevations, because of the reduced air density associated with altitude.

Calgary International Airport also has two other runways, 10/28 and 07/25. Both are used as relief runways for 16/34 during high traffic periods and during specific weather conditions.


The terminal has three concourses, one of which is officially split into two, to accommodate transborder and international flights:

Concourse A

Concourse A comprises Gates 1 to 19, included a regional gates on the first level. The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is located just beyond security on Concourse A. Concourse A has four security lanes, passengers can also use the Concourse B security facilities during peak periods. Jet bridges are used by Air Canada and regional gates are used by Air Canada Jazz, Central Mountain Air and others.
* Air Canada (Edmonton, Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg [seasonal] )
** Air Canada Jazz (Castlegar, Cranbrook, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Kamloops, Kelowna, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Yellowknife)
* Central Mountain Air (Edmonton, Lloydminster)
* Northwestern Air (Edmonton, Red Deer)

Concourse B

Gates 20-29 are swing gates between Concourse B and C. Any US bound flight is treated as a "C" Gate, whereas any Canadian-bound/International-bound flight is treated as a "B" Gate. Concourse A and B are connected behind security by a walkway, facilitating connections for Air Canada flights. When all Gates in the B/C section are "C" gates, then this walkway is closed due to US Customs & Border Protection preclearance for USA-destined flights. All Air Canada international flights and some domestic flights depart from the B concourse. During Domestic and International operations the B Concourse security facilities (two lanes) are open. Passengers utilise the Concourse A security facilities during off-peak periods.
* Air Canada (Cancún [seasonal] , Frankfurt, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo [seasonal] , London-Heathrow, Los Cabos (Starts December 20th, 2008), Montego Bay [seasonal] , Puerto Vallarta [seasonal] , Punta Cana [seasonal] , Varadero [seasonal] )
* Flyglobespan (Dublin [begins June 3] , Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)) [seasonal] [ [ FlyGlobespan] ]

Concourse C

Gates 20 to 34 are swing gates. Gates 31 to 34 will swing between Concourse C and D. On flights originating in Calgary passengers bound for the United States go through United States Border Preclearance (U.S. Customs and Immigration) prior to boarding their flights. The flight is then treated on arrival in the U.S. as a domestic flight. Concourse C has four dedicated security lanes after USA preclearance facilities. Concourse C is only used for US bound flights.
* Air Canada (Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Newark [seasonal] , Phoenix [seasonal] , San Francisco)
**Air Canada Jazz (Chicago-O'Hare, Houston-Intercontinental, Seattle/Tacoma)
* Air Transat (Kahului) [Seasonal, begins December 23]
* Alaska Airlines
**Horizon Air (Seattle/Tacoma)
* American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth)
* Continental Airlines (Houston-Intercontinental)
* Delta Air Lines
**Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines (Salt Lake City)
* Northwest Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
* Sunwing Airlines (Las Vegas) [begins November 24]
* United Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare, Denver)
**United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, San Francisco)
* US Airways (Las Vegas, Phoenix)
** US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines (Phoenix)
* WestJet (Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark [seasonal] , Orlando [seasonal] , Palm Springs [seasonal] , Phoenix [seasonal] )

Concourse D

Gates 31 to 50 are located on this concourse. Gates 31 to 34 can also be used for USA bound flights and are shared with Concourse C. Gates 41, 42, 43 and 44 can be utilized for international arrivals and departures. There are six security lanes dedicated to Concourse D flights.
* Aeroméxico (Cancún) [seasonal] [operated for Sunwing Airlines]
* Air North (Whitehorse)
* Air Transat (Amsterdam, Cancún, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Huatulco, London-Gatwick [ends April 30] , Manzanillo, Montego Bay, Munich, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Santa Clara/Cayo Santa Maria, Varadero) [all seasonal]
* British Airways (London-Heathrow)
*Canadian North (Edmonton) [ [ Canadian North flight schedule] ]
* Lufthansa (Frankfurt)
* Mexicana (Mexico City)
* Pacific Coastal Airlines (Penticton)
* Skyservice (Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Holguin, Huatulco, Liberia, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Montego Bay, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Varadero) [all seasonal]
* Sunwing Airlines (Cancún, Puerto Vallarta [begins December 2008] , Toronto-Pearson [seasonal] )
* Thomas Cook Airlines (London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)) [seasonal]
* WestJet (Abbotsford, Cancún [seasonal; begins November 5] , Cabo San Lucas [seasonal] , Comox, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie [seasonal, begins November 2] , Halifax, Kamloops [begins December 15] , Kelowna, Kitchener, London (ON), Mazatlan [seasonal] , Montréal, Nassau [seasonal] , Ottawa, Puerto Vallarta [seasonal; begins November 4] , Regina, Saskatoon, St. John's [seasonal] , Hamilton, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg)

Ground transport

Calgary Transit bus #57 connects the Arrivals level of the airport to the Whitehorn C-Train station and 430 to coventry hill terminal (soon to be crowfoot when crowfoot LRT sation opens). Also, "Airporter" bus links the airport to several downtown hotels.

Other operations

The following airlines operate out of their own private facilities:
* Alta Flights
* Bar XH Air
* Corporate Express
* Kenn Borek Air
* Skyxpress Airline
* Sunwest Aviation

Cargo airlines operating out of YYC:
** ABX Air
* Antonov Airlines (Baghdad, Kiev-Gostomel)
* Asiana Airlines Cargo (Seoul-Incheon)
* Astar Air Cargo
* BAX Global
* Cargojet Airways
* Cargolux (Luxembourg)
* FedEx Express
**Morningstar Air Express
* Purolator Courier
**Kelowna Flightcraft Ltd.
* United Parcel Service (Louisville)

Ground Handling

There are only a few ground handling companies in Calgary but each provides different services to the airlines the serve.

Airport Terminal Services

Airport Terminal Services (ATS) provides cargo, passenger, and ramp services to select airlines in Calgary. Passenger services are provided to Aeromexico, Mexicana, and Northwest Airlines. Ramp services are provided to Aeromexico, Continental Airlines, Horizon Air, Mexicana, Northwest Airlines, Northwestern Airlines, and United Airlines. Cargo handling services are provided to UPS and BAX Global.

Air Canada Ground Handling Services

In addition to handling all aspects of Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz operations at the Calgary International Airport, ACGHS also provides ramp and passenger services Flyglobespan.


Servisair provides cargo, lounge, passenger, and ramp services in Calgary. Passenger services are provided to Air Transat, British Airways, SkyService Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, and US Airways. Ramp services are provided to Air North, American Airlines, Canadian North, Lufthansa, Monarch Airlines, Pacific Coastal, Skywest, Sunwing Airlines, and Thomas Cook Airlines. Cargo ground handling for Asiana Cargo, Cargolux, and Cargojet is also performed. Servisair also operates a business lounge for airlines using the D Concourse.

WingTips Airport Services

WingTips Airport Services (WingTips) provides passenger services for Air North, Belair, Canadian North, Lufthansa, Monarch Airlines, and Thomas Cook Airlines.

Past airlines

* Air Canada Tango
* America West Airlines
* Big Sky Airlines
* Canada 3000
* Canadian Airlines
* Canadian Pacific Airlines
* CanJet
* Condor Airlines
* Frontier Airlines
* Greyhound Air
* Harmony Airways
* Hawkair
* Hughes Airwest
* Japan Airlines
* Jetsgo
* Korean Air
* LTU International
* Martinair
* Peace Air
* Pacific Western Airlines
* QuikAir
* Wardair
* Zip
* Zoom Airlines


External links

* [ Calgary International Airport Homepage]
* [ Page about this airport] on COPA's "Places to Fly" airport directory

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