Calgary International Airport welcomes record cargo traffic in 2018
YYC Calgary International Airport says its cargo operations experienced strong growth in 2018 with e-commerce driving this trend
YYC Calgary International Airport says its cargo operations experienced strong growth in 2018 with e-commerce driving this trend. Three-quarters of air cargo in Alberta passes through this Canadian trade gateway.
'We are proud that YYC continues to lead economic growth in our region,' said Calgary Airport Authority CEO Bob Sartor.
'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,' Mr Sartor added.
Air Canada also strengthened its YYC base operations, launching direct flights to Palm Springs, California. Aeromexico will make a return to YYC in May, with seasonal service four times weekly to Mexico City.
The airport served 17.3 million guests, an increase of 6.6 per cent year on year due to growth in domestic, US and international passenger traffic, making YYC one of the fastest-growing airports in the nation, reported Skies magazine.
YYC Calgary International Airport offers non-stop flights to 82 destinations across Canada and worldwide with 270 daily flights.