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YYC Calgary International Airport has announced that 2018 was another record year. The airport served 17.3 million guests, which is one million passengers more than 2017. The 6.6 per cent increase was due to growth in domestic, U.S., and international passenger numbers, making YYC one of the fastest-growing Canadian airports.
Cargo operations also experienced strong growth, with e-commerce continuing to fuel this trend. Seventy-five per cent of air cargo in Alberta is being processed through YYC.
“We are proud that YYC continues to lead economic growth in our region,” said Bob Sartor, president and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority. “The 2018 passenger and cargo figures show that by focusing on customer service and delivering value for our partners, we can all see success.
“Looking ahead, we’re excited to welcome WestJet’s Boeing 787 aircraft and hangar opening as the airline’s Dreamliner base. With direct flights to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin in 2019, these routes will give Albertans even more options to travel to Europe. WestJet has also announced that it will be launching a non-stop flight to Atlanta starting in March, as well as Austin and Portland this upcoming spring.”
Air Canada has strengthened its YYC base operations, including direct flights to Palm Springs, Calif. Aeromexico will be making a return to YYC in May, with seasonal service four times weekly to Mexico City.
YYC Calgary International Airport offers non-stop flights to more than 82 destinations across Canada and around the world, with more than 270 daily flights.