CALGARY — Calgary International Airport has been renamed YYC Calgary International Airport, Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced Oct. 6.
Throughout the airport’s history, ‘YYC’ has been the official IATA code and will now be enshrined permanently in its official new name.
“We branded the airport publicly as YYC in 2008 and the tremendous positive reaction of the Calgary community led us to initiate discussions with Transport Canada and Minister Garneau’s office regarding the official re-naming of the airport. The iconic YYC brand has grown to symbolize the city we serve and businesses we support and is now used in the everyday language of Calgarians. We are very pleased that this brand has been formally incorporated into our official airport name, “ said Garth Atkinson, president and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority.
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital organization, incorporated under the Alberta Regional Airports Authorities Act, and is responsible for the management, maintenance and development of YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Springbank Airport (YBW) under long-term lease from the Government of Canada.
The Authority has invested over $4 billion into the continued development of YYC, opening Canada’s longest runway in 2014 and a new International Terminal in 2016.