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Calgary International Airport Code YYC

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LAT / LON 51°6'50"N / -114°-1'-11"W


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Station ID: CYYC
Observation Time: 05/03/2021 3:02 am

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About Calgary International Airport Code

Calgary International Airport code is YYC. This 3 letter airport code for Calgary aviation hub has been assigned by International Air Transport Association (IATA). Calgary International Airport (YYC) is located 11 miles northeast of Alberta in Canada at a height of 1099 meters above sea level. 

About Calgary International Airport (YYC)

With passenger traffic of more than 17 million in 2019 alone, Calgary International Airport (YYC) is regarded as one of the busiest airports in Canada. This facility has emerged as a hub of economic development owing to proximity to the region’s petroleum and tourism industries and the oldest national park of the country–Banff  National Park.

Both art and culture are two integral parts of the Calgary International Airport (YYC) heritage. They are visible in every fabric of the environment of the airport. It is a confluence of cultures that has made this facility the center of growth and development.

Calgary International Airport (YYC) Runways

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is flanked by four world-class runways overseeing two terminal buildings. Being a catalyst to economic development in the region lately, the airport is keeping up with the daily passenger traffic with nonstop flights to a host of destinations in North and Central America, Europe, and Asia.

Calgary International Airport (YYC) Terminals

Calgary International Airport (YYC) houses two terminals for domestic and international operations: 

Domestic Terminal

This facility commenced operations way back in 1977. It has four levels each serving a different purpose. The ground level is used for arrivals with baggage claim and transportation facilities while the second level serves departures including security and check-ins. There are three concourses used by different airlines. 

International Terminal

This facility commenced operations in 2016. It has five levels each serving a different purpose. The basement area is used by the baggage and utility department, the ground level hosts Canada customs, the  second floor houses check-in and security, the third floor has US departures, and the fourth level takes care of food courts and other airline offices. 

The international terminal features two state-of-the-art concourses. 

Nearest Airports to Calgary International Airport (YYC)

Lethbridge Country Airport : 182.32 km

Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport : 200.28 km 

Edmonton International Airport : 253.59 km

Medicine Hat Airport : 263.93 km 

Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport : 319.03 km 

Major Airlines Operating from Calgary International Airport (YYC)

Air Canada 

Air Canada Express 

Air Canada Rouge

Air North

Alaska Airlines 

American Eagle 


Delta Airlines 

Delta Connection 

Edelweiss Air 

Flair Airlines 

Frontier Airlines 


Northern Air 

United Airlines 

United Express

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
08-26 6,200 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
11-29 8,000 ft 200 ft Asphalt Yes
17R-35L 12,675 ft 200 ft Asphalt Yes
17L-35R 14,000 ft 200 ft Concrete Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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