YYC sets passenger, cargo records in 2016

YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) once again set new records for both passenger traffic and cargo volumes in 2016, according to the Calgary Airport Authority.

The airport welcomed 15.7 million passengers in 2016, an increase of 1.3%, while cargo volumes grew to a record 137,255 tonnes, an increase of 1.7% increase over the previous year.

YYC opened a new 2 million square foot, USD 1.6bn, international terminal on October 31, 2016, which enhances aircraft handling capacity and flexibility with 24 additional gates,
provides moving walkways, passenger shuttles operating between the domestic and international terminal facilities, features automated systems and enhanced technology for baggage processing and check-in, security screening and Canadian and US customs processes, and more.

New destinations were added or announced in 2016 by WestJet Airlines, Air Canada, Hainan Airlines, Aeromexico, British Airways, and KLM Airlines.

YYC Calgary International Airport continues to be the air cargo gateway for Alberta, handling three-quarters of all air cargo in the province, and supporting the cargo and logistics sector in southern Alberta.

The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital organization, incorporated under the Alberta Regional Airports Authorities Act, responsible for the safe, secure, and efficient management of the YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Springbank Airport (YBW) under long-term lease from the Government of Canada. YYC is a key economic driver for Calgary and Alberta, generating more than USD 8bn in economic activity annually and creating 48,000 jobs.