Calgary Airport Reviews
Calgary Airport Reviews
Calgary International Airport, originally named McCall Field (IATA: YYC, ICAO: CYYC), is the international airport that serves Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the surrounding region; it is situated approximately 17 km (11 mi) northeast of downtown Calgary.
Calgary International Airport serves as headquarters for WestJet and as a hub airport for Air Canada and Air Canada Express. The airport is one of eight Canadian airports with US Border Preclearance facilities. The airport is operated by The Calgary Airport Authority as part of Transport Canada’s National Airports System. It is Canada’s third busiest airport by passenger traffic and by aircraft movements, handling 13,641,246 passengers and 240,709 movements in 2012. In October 2008, The Calgary Airport Authority was named one of Alberta’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. YYC has both the longest runway and the tallest control tower in Canada.
The Calgary Airport offers scheduled non-stop flights to major cities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and East Asia.
ATMs / Cash Machines – info not available
Car Rentals – Avis • Budget • Thrifty • Enterprise • Hertz • National. Location: Landside, Departure Level, accross from the main terminal building.
Chapel – There is a mulit-faith chapel located on the Mezzanine Level (landside). Hours: open 24 hours.
Currency Exchange – Travelex has 3 locations landside: Arrivals Level Central, Departures Level Central, Departure Level East
Food / Restaurants – At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food options.
Games – There are 7 Flippers Arcades locations equipped with video games, pinball machines, 18 holes golf on the Golden Tee golf machine. Locations: Concourse A (airside), Concourse B/C (airside), Concourse D (airside), and Departures Level East (landside). Hours: open 24 hours. Rate: fee to play the games.
Information Desk – info not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – This service is available for passengers and staff only. Travelers will need to present a boarding pass or travel itinerary with photo ID. Location: Arrivals Level, Information Booth. Hours: 6am – 11pm. Rate: CA$ 1-14 depending on the size of the bag.
Parking – If you need to pick-up a friend or family member, you can park 30 minutes for free in the short term parking, located on the ground level of each parking structure.
Pharmacy – IDA is located on Departures Level East, Concourse D. Hours: 8am – 8pm.
Showers – available at the OraOxygen Wellness Spa. Rate: $10 for 15 minutes. Location: Departures Level East.(landside). Hours: 9am – 8pm (Mon – Fri) and 9am – 6pm (Sat – Sun).
Spa – The OraOxygen Wellness Spa offers oxygen therapy & spa treatments. Locations: Departures Level East (landside) and Departures Level West (landside). Hours: 8am – 9am.
Spaceport – Experience space, flight and high-tech communications at the Calgary airport. This imaginative retreat is a wonderful destination to learn and have fun. NASA has leant the airport a 1/4 size exact prototype of the Space Shuttle orbiter. Also on long-term loan from NASA is a moon rock brought back by an Apollo mission. This facility gives everyone plenty to do while you’re waiting to board. Location: Landside, 3rd Floor, Mezzanine & Destinations Food Court. Hours: 9am-9pm (Mon-Fri) and 9am-5pm (Sat-Sun). Rate: admission is free, but there is a fee of $3-10 for the flight or motion simulators.
White Hat Welcome – Throughout the airport you will see people wearing white cowboy hats and red vests. These are the White Hat Volunteers. They can help you or direct you to the right place. One of the services offered at the airport is the White Hat Ceremony. It is a tradition that originated in the 1950’s when Alderman Don MacKay welcomed visiting dignitaries with white hats. Today the White Hat Ceremony has come to symbolize Calgary’s warmth of western hospitality. You can order this service for arriving friends and family or maybe even just yourself if no one else can meet you at the airport.
Internet: Free WiFi is available at Calgary Airport. Connect to “www.YYC.Free.Public.WiFi” network.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
Calgary Airport Official Website
Calgary Airport Map
Calgary Airport Weather Forecast
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