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About Calgary International Airport

Calgary International Airport (IATA: YCC), or YYC Calgary International Airport, is an international airport located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This is the 4th-busiest airport in Canada, and the busiest in all of Alberta, with 17.34 million passengers in 2018.

The airport is a hub for many airlines including Air Canada and WestJet, but also accomodates many other airlines with flights to destinations in North and Central America, Europe and Asia.

The airport was first known as McCall Field in 1938 where soon after it was used by federal government in World War II. It wasn't until 1956 that the improved passenger terminal opened, with five further expansions in the subsequent 10 years. In 1966 it was sold to the federal government, where it was renamed to Calgary International Airport. It wasn't until 1992 that the airport once again came under local management, with a new runway opening in 2014 and a new international terminal in 2016.

Calgary International Airport Location

The airport is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is located 17km NE of downtown Calgary. It's exact location can be seen on the map below:


Calgary International Airport covers a total area of 8.25 square miles, complete with two terminals which is home to seating and retail space for passengers, along with airport essentials such as border control and airport security.

Facilities Include:

Free WiFi

Nursing rooms

Baby changing facilities

Children's Play area

Luggage storage

Luggage Wrapping

Medical Servvices


Mobile Charging


Pet Relief areas

Interfaith chapel

Arcade Games

Space and Aeronautics exhibits

Lounges Include:

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Access either via the Air Canada membership programme or with added lounge access when making a booking. Includes beverages, snacks, WiFi, Workstation, TVs, quiet zones and reading materials.

Aspire Lounge: Accessible with a lounge pass or membership programme, this airport lounge includes drinks, internet, newspapers, showers, sleeping loungers and TVs.

Chinook Lounge: Access with a lounge pass which can be purchased by anyone. The Chinook lounge includes drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), conference facilities, WiFi, Children's play area, TVs, newspapers and magazines.

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Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
08/26 1,890 6,200 Asphalt
11/29 2,438 8,000 Asphalt
17R/35L 3,863 12,675 Asphalt
17L/35R 4,267 14,000 Concrete


Domestic Terminal

The domestic terminal has 3 concourses (A, B and C), complete with retail shops, food options and many gates. Domestic flights within Canada depart and take off from this airport.

International Terminal

The International Terminal has one concourse (E) and has a main seating and shopping area, where passengers are called to their gate.

Airlines that fly to Calgary International Airport

Aeroméxico Air Canada Aire canadá expreso Air Canada Rouge
Aire norte Transat de aire Alaska Airlines American Airlines
American Eagle British Airways Central Mountain Air Cóndor
Delta Air Lines Delta Connection Aire edelweiss Flair Airlines
Aerolíneas de frontera Hainan Airlines KLM Northern Air
Sunwing Airlines Aerolíneas Unidas United Express WestJet
WestJet Encore WestJet Link

Popular Destinations

  • Montréal
  • Toronto
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Minneapolis
  • Chicago-O'Hare
  • Edmonton
  • Kamloops
  • Victoria
  • London Gatwick
  • Salt Lake City

How to get to Calgary International Airport

By Road

From Calgary city center, you can reach the airport by going northeast of the city and following signs.

By Public Transport

There are different buses which operate from the airport bus bays and connect the airport to other destinations. The Route 300 BRT is an express service connecting the airport to downtown Calgary. The Route 100 connects the airport to the McKnight - Westwings light rail transit station. The Route 430 connects North Crosstown to Northpointe and Sandstone bus terminals.

By Rental Car

Companies such as Alamo, Hertz, Thrify are just a few of the many car rental companies that operate from the airport. This is from the airport's Rental Car Centre or a courtesy shuttle from the airport bus terminals, depending on which company you wish to use.

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