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Big Changes In The Air At YYC

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  •   10-20-2014  4:31 pm

Big Changes In The Air At YYC

This week, the Calgary Airport Authority introduced a number of elements to its $ 2 billion Airport Development Program.

The new facility will more than the double the size of the existing terminal building and will incorporate a number of connection processes. The project, in conjunction with the recent completion of the nation’s longest runway, positions YYC and its airport partners for future growth.

The new connection processes will create an improved experience for the millions of travellers that visit YYC each year. YYC’s connection processes will allow passengers to connect easily from international, transborder and domestic, while remaining post-security and without having to pick up and recheck their bags.

The Authority is also constructing a secure airside corridor to move passengers efficiently between the existing concourses and the new International Terminal. In addition to moving walkways, passengers will have access to a new Compact Transit System (CTS), which can carry up to 10 passengers at a time, designated to move passengers quickly to and from each concourse.

“Working with regulators and airlines, we are able to integrate new processes for the 30 per cent of travellers that use YYC as their connecting airport. These new processes will allow our passengers to easily transit to all destinations that are available from Calgary International Airport. Additionally, the Compact Transit System supports our business strategy to grow YYC as an airline hub,” Garth Atkinson, President and CEO for The Calgary Airport Authority said in a statement.

The construction schedule continues to move forward with a planned completion date of fall 2015, with testing and commissioning of the new facility taking place in 2016.

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