Calgary Airport Authority seeks locals for opening of new international terminal

The Calgary Airport Authority has extended an invitation for Calgarians to be a part of its history as it prepares for the opening of the new International Terminal at Calgary International Airport (YYC) later this year, the company said.

The Authority´s ´Preparing for First Flight´ program is designed to put systems and processes in the new terminal into practice before the official opening day in October.

The new international terminal plans to introduce a variety of new services, systems and connections processes designed to streamline the experience for arriving and departing passengers, from baggage handling, through the connections process, to aircraft boarding. The airport is looking for 2,500 volunteers, individuals and families, to participate in the program, which will run in August and September.

The new terminal will more than double the size of the existing airport and will open for its first flight on October 31, 2016. The new terminal facility will span two million square feet, add 24 new gates and introduce streamlined customs and connections services, advanced screening and boarding processes, along with 50 new shops and services.

The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta. The Calgary Airport Authority is responsible for the management, operation and development of Calgary International (YYC) and Springbank (YBW) Airports. YYC generates more than CAD8.0 billion per annum in economic activity.