Calgary International Airport Development Project

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Ranking for 2012: 26

Industry Sector: Transportation

Specific Sector: Airport

Range: $1 billion - $5 billion

Project Value: $2,000,000,000

Government Funds Involved: N/A

Funding Source: Private

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2016


The Airport Development Program (ADP) includes two major projects: the Runway Development Project (RDP) and the new International Terminal. The RDP, which includes Canada’s longest runway at 14,000 feet, has been completed and the first arriving and departing flights took place on June 28, 2014. The International Facilities Project, which will more than double the size of the existing facility, is still on track to be near construction completion in late 2015. This will be followed by a number of commissioning, activation, and integration activities that will continue through 2016. The new International Terminal is scheduled to open in fall 2016.

New elements to the program will enhance the connections processes at the airport in conjunction with the opening of the new International Terminal in 2016. These elements are focused on passenger connectivity from the existing Air Terminal Building to the new International Terminal. This includes a new secure Connections Corridor, which will allow passengers to connect from concourse to concourse without leaving the secure area. The corridor also includes three transportation options, including foot traffic, use of moving walkways, or the option to take the new Compact Transit System (a small vehicle that can carry up to 10 passengers at a time along the corridor).

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