YYC makes million per month milestone
Passenger traffic has been increasing over the last decade.
Published Friday, February 8, 2013 3:58PM MST
Last Updated Friday, February 8, 2013 4:00PM MST
Over 13 million passengers passed through the gates at the Calgary International Airport in 2012 making it another record breaking year for the terminal.
Officials say over 13.6 million passengers travelled through the airport last year.
Passenger traffic grew just over six percent and cargo activity increased five percent to over 117,000 metric tonnes.
The northeast airport is the leading passenger and cargo hub in Alberta and has the most extensive passenger service network in central Canada.
Calgary International Airport also boasts nonstop scheduled service to Europe and is Alberta’s only direct connection to Asia.
The facility continues to expand and has opened a number of new retail and travel services.
A new boutique iStore and iStore express automated retail shop and the first Burger King Whopper Bar in a Canadian airport all opened in 2012.
WestJet's announcement of new services to Chicago and Manzanillo opened up new destinations for Albertans and Air Canada has increased its number of flights to Tokyo.
KLM also announced an increase in frequency on their Amsterdam route.
The new runway and the expansion of the terminal building is well underway and is the largest construction project in Calgary's history. Both are expected to open in 2014 and 2015