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Calgary International Airport

Calgary, Canada

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 accommodates 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.

The airport is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is located 17km NE of downtown Calgary.


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
  • Pharmacy
  • Mobile Charging
  • ATMs
  • 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.

Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for Calgary International Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for Chinook Lounge, Aspire Lounge Transborder Departures, and Aspire Lounge International Departures.


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, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge, Air North, Air Transat, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Central Mountain Air, Condor, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Edelweiss Air, Flair Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hainan Airlines, KLM, Northern Air, Sunwing Airlines, United Airlines, 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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