The Calgary Airport Is A Central Air Traffic Hub For 27 Airlines And A Lot Of Privately Owned Planes.
Calgary Airport opened in 1914. Calgary’s first airfield moved twice before settling into its current location in the city’s northeast section in 1939.
Named McCall Field for a Calgary World War I aviator, the airport underwent several expansion and modernization projects, eventually becoming the property of the federal government and adopting the present name of Calgary International Airport.
The once modest facility now serves as a central air traffic hub on a regional, national, and international basis, employing thousands of workers and housing 200 companies.
The airport currently encompasses nearly eight square miles of land, and since July of 1992 the Calgary Airport Authority at 2000 Airport Road NE has been responsible for the management, operation, and development of every inch.
The Calgary Airport Authority also manages
which acts as a relief airfield for Calgary International Airport.
Located west of the city in the Rocky View municipal district, Springbank Airport claims distinction as the closest certified airport to Banff National Park, and it provides both commercial and private aircraft services.
Twenty-seven airlines currently service Calgary International Airport:
Air Canada/Jazz, Air North, Air Transat,
Alaska Airlines, America West/U.S. Airways,
American Airlines, Belair Airlines, British Airways,
Canadian North, Central Mountain Air, Condor,
Continental Airlines, Delta Connection, Excel Airways,
Fly Globe Spain, Frontier Airlines, Horizon Air,
KLM, Martinair, Monarch, Northwest Airlines,
Peace Air, Skyservice, Sunwing Airlines,
Thomas Cook, United Airlines, WestJet, and Zoom.
For transportation on the ground, travelers can visit the Rental Car Centre on the Departures floor across from the main terminal building, which can also be reached via the elevator lobby across from the Arrivals road.
Half a dozen car rental agencies operate out of the Rental Car Centre, and rental companies located outside the airport offer courtesy shuttle service to their locations.
Bus Bay #21 on the Arrivals roadway serves as the shuttle pick-up spot, but advance arrangements must be made with the car rental company.
Travelers who drive their own vehicles can choose from four airport parking options.
There’s a Short Term parking area;
a Parkade that offers hourly, daily, and weekly rates;
an Overweight lot for oversized vehicles;
and a 450-car surface-parking site.
Visitors can also opt for valet parking on the Departures roadway.
Demand for parking space peaks on Wednesdays and Thursdays and during long weekends, often necessitating the use of auxiliary lots outside the terminal, so it’s best to plan for the extra time needed to walk to and from the terminal during these periods.
However almost all parking lot operators provide a shuttle service to and from the Airport Terminal.
For those who wish to check their belongings, the airport provides coat and luggage storage for a per day/per item fee.
This service is available at the airport’s Information Booth on the Arrivals floor, opposite Carousel #4.
You’ll also find the airport’s Lost and Found Department at that location, as well as information on Calgary area attractions and events.
For die-hard shopaholics, Calgary Airport Authority features an award-winning concession program with more than 110 shops, restaurants, and services on hand, both before and beyond the security areas.
The airport also sponsors special promotions throughout the year.
As you’d expect from a first-class, cutting-edge international organization,
The Calgary Airport Authority
provides valuable information in a comprehensive website.
For those who enjoy details of the uongoing Runway Expansion and the International Visitors Center you can get regular updates directly from the YYC website above.
At the website mentioned above, you can monitor flight arrivals and departures, learn about the airport’s services, and even find a job in the complex.
Whenever you visit Calgary International Airport, you can be sure that Calgary Airport Authority is keeping things running—and flying—smoothly.
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