Calgary Airport sets new cargo record in 2016
Jan 28, 2017: YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) sees cargo volumes grow to a record 137,255 tonnes in 2016, an increase of 1.7 percent over the previous year.
The airport welcomed 15.7 million passengers in 2016, an increase of 1.3 percent over 2015.
“Our 2016 numbers show YYC and its airline partners are providing businesses and travellers access to the markets and destinations they’re looking for,” said Bob Sartor, president & CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority.
“With the opening of our new International Terminal and new cargo facilities at YYC, and the addition of destinations and services introduced in 2016, YYC will continue to be a key driver of economic growth for the City of Calgary and the province overall,” Sartor added.
YYC has opened the new two-million square foot, $1.6 billion, International Terminal on October 31, 2016.
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 important cargo and logistics sector in southern Alberta.
Last year, DHL Express Canada tripled the size of its operations at YYC, taking space in YYC’s new 100,000 square feet dedicated cargo facility, featuring direct access to expanded cargo apron space.
Last year, Cargojet doubled its payload capacity by starting Boeing 767-300 freighter operations at YYC. Luxembourg based all cargo airline Cargolux celebrated 15 years of operations at YYC in 2016.