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Airport Hours and Location

Calgary International Airport, the major airport in Calgary, is conveniently located about 5 miles (7 kilometers) northeast of the city at 2000 Airport Road NE, Calgary, Alberta. It is open 24 hours a day. 

Nearby Aircraft

Popular private jet models based at Calgary International are turboprops such as the King Air B-200, small jets such as the Citation CJ4, and midsize and larger jets such as the Legacy 450 or Citation X.

Runways

Calgary International Airport has four asphalt runways, including the two longest in Canada, 14,000 feet (4,267 meters) and 12,675 feet (3,863 meters). They are 200 feet (61 meters) wide and are at an elevation of 3,606 feet (1100 meters).

Airport Amenities

Private charter jet clients will find many VIP amenities at Calgary International Airport, including luxurious lounges and ramp-side access, which allows passenger drop-off and pickup right next to the plane.

Private Jet Charter to and from Calgary International Airport

Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Calgary International Airport.

Calgary International Airport is the portal into the Canadian Rockies for all sorts of elite private jet flyers – from oil tycoons to skiers to rope-swinging cowboys.

Located 11 miles northeast of the very cosmopolitan downtown area, Calgary International is the busiest airport in Alberta. More than 16 million passengers flew in or out of Calgary International in 2017.

Calgary International Airport Aerial View. Picture Source.

Calgary, one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, is located in the western province of Alberta. Its oil sands are the third largest crude oil reserves in the world.

While many people think of the its famous Stampede, one of the largest rodeos in the world, when they think of Calgary, the city is also the center of Canada’s oil industry and home to dozens of major oil and natural gas companies. Vast oil sands deposits are located in Alberta.

Airport Information

About Calgary International Airport

Calgary Airport, built in the 1930s, has grown immensely since it was used by the government during World War II. It now has four runways and two passenger terminals in addition to the FBOs and cargo handlers operating at the airport.

It was renamed Calgary International Airport in 1966 after flights from Calgary to Europe and the United States began. Calgary International Airport is managed the Calgary Airport Authority.

A new International Terminal opened in 2016.

The Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, which also opened in 2016, won a World Luxury Hotel Award in 2018. It has 318 rooms that offer views of the Calgary skyline, the Alberta Prairies and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

FBOs at Calgary International Airport

Skyservice Calgary

Skyservice is an award-winning Canadian business aviation company. Trade publications call it the most popular FBO in the country. In addition to Calgary, Skyservice has fixed base operations in Montreal and Toronto. It has first-class lounges with private boardrooms, hangar space, maintenance on site and 24/7 customs clearance.

Amenities include:

Skyservice FBO Calgary

Skyservice FBO in Calgary. Picture Source.

Crew services:

  • Complete weather forecasting available
  • Computerized flight planning center
  • Convenient location close to hotels, restaurants and highways
  • Courtesy offices with computers and free wi-fi
  • Hotel room bookings with preferred pricing
  • Private lounge exclusively for pilots
  • Snooze rooms

Passenger and Private Jet services:

  • 65,000 square feet of hangar space
  • Aircraft detailing
  • Airside vehicle access
  • Concierge and customer service representatives are available to take care of flight changes, catering arrangements, hotel bookings and transportation needs
  • Conference room facilities
  • De-icing
  • Executive lounges
  • Free wi-fi
  • Handling and maintenance services available for any type of aircraft 24/7
  • Lavatory services
  • On-site car parking available
  • Secure boardroom facilities
  • Showers
  • Valet car parking

Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support is the world's largest network of fixed base operations with more than 200 locations. Among the services it provides for corporation and private aviation are heated aircraft storage, concierge and catering arrangements.

Amenities include:

Signature FBO Calgary

Signature FBO in Calgary. Picture Source.

  • 140,000 square foot ramp
  • 24-hour surveillance
  • 28,000 square feet of hangar space
  • Aircraft parking long term
  • Airstairs
  • Baggage carts
  • Belt loader
  • Business center
  • Computers
  • Concierge services
  • Conference rooms
  • Courtesy crew cars
  • Courtesy crew transportation
  • Crew room
  • Customs and immigration
  • Helicopter handling
  • Lavatory service
  • Limousine service
  • Locked storage room
  • Long term vehicle parking
  • Medical/ambulance capabilities
  • Passenger lounge
  • Ramp side vehicle access
  • Short term vehicle parking
  • Snooze room
  • Sports charter handling
  • Valet
  • VIP/head of state handling
  • Wheelchairs
  • Wi-Fi

Million Air Calgary

Million Air Calgary, located off taxiway A-B, has a new 7,500 square foot fixed base operation building and two 40,000 square foot hangars with 28 foot doors to accommodate nearly any aircraft.

Amenities include:

Million Air FBO - Calgary

Million Air FBO in Calgary. Picture Source.

  • Citation Mobile Service Unit on-site
  • Concierge service
  • Conference room
  • Customs on-site
  • Heated hangar
  • Hospitality bar with complimentary refreshments
  • Mercedes E350 crew car
  • On-site car rentals
  • Shuttle services
  • Snooze room
  • Theater room
  • Upscale crew and passenger lounges
  • Weather and flight-planning room

Executive Flight Centre

Executive Flight Centre FBO

Executive Flight Centre FBO in Calgary Picture Source.

Executive Flight Centre is a full-service facility with amenities for both corporate travelers and fly in/fly out workforce personnel.

Amenities include:

  • 24/7 FBO operations
  • Air stairs
  • Air Start Unit service
  • Aircraft grooming
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Aircraft towing
  • Belt loader service
  • Car rentals
  • Cargo handling
  • Customs facility
  • De-icing
  • Free wi-fi
  • Ground handling services
  • Heat cart services
  • Heated hangar space
  • Hotel transportation services
  • Jet and Avgas
  • Pilot services
  • Short- and long-term parking
  • Sleep room
  • TV, phone, coffee and drinks available
  • U.S. pre-clearance
  • VIP catering services
  • VIP lounge services
  • Weather station services

Oil, oil, and more oil

Canada is the world’s fifth-largest producer of both crude oil and natural gas and about 75 percent of it is produced in Alberta, according to Calgary’s Economic Development Department.

Alberta’s oil sands are the third-largest crude oil reserves in the world.

Charter a private jet into Calgary via CYYC to do business surrounding these natural resources that account for some $45 billion in investment annually.

Oil and gas have drawn every major company to Calgary with almost 100 companies having headquarters there, drawing elite business jet executives and energy leaders to the city. Rent a private jet into YYC to do business with any of its many energy, engineering, geoscience, environmental and legal firms.

Calgary’s draw to elite private jet travelers

Even though Calgary is a modern city with skyscrapers and the Canadian headquarters of many companies that have to do with oil and gas and its distribution and consumption, it keeps a little of its old-time feel with its annual Calgary Stampede, the largest rodeo in the world, which is held every July.

In fact, Calgary – the sunniest city in Canada – has been affectionately nicknamed “Cowtown,” in honor of the rodeo. Called the “biggest outdoor show on earth,” the Calgary Stampede began when big farming expositions were held there, well before the oil and gas industries took over as the biggest businesses in the city.

But, the old Cowtown would not have undergone such rapid growth – its population is 1.4 million – and become the city it is today if it had not become the center of Canada’s oil industry. Many business travelers charter private jets in and out of Calgary to visit remote oil fields.

Calgary, Canada’s “Gateway to the Rockies,” has been at or near the top of the fastest growing cities in North American over the past decade.

Calgary is located in southern Alberta in the Bow River basin. The 365-mile Bow River is glacier fed, making its water crystal clear and appealing for all sorts of water sports and activities.

Visitors with no interest in the oil industry, rent private jets into Calgary to go freshwater fishing, swim, boat and water or jet ski.

Follow the meandering river west through the Alberta Rockies and you’ll find picturesque mountain villages where you can snow ski and do other alpine sports. Not the outdoor type? There are plenty of fine restaurants in which to eat, spas in which to leave your cares behind and stores in which to shop til you drop.

If it’s music you’re looking for, there is plenty of that in Calgary, too. It is the location of several annual music festivals as well as Studio Bell, the National Music Centre of Canada, which describes itself as “a national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music.” Its mission is to preserve and celebrate the music of Canada.

Hockey

The Calgary Flames is Calgary’s professional ice hockey team. Hockey enthusiasts can rent a private jet into Calgary to see the Flames, which is in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The club marks its 38th season 2018-2019. The team plays in the Saddledome, a 17,000-seat facility built for the 1988 Winter Olympics.

And some trivia

Did you know that ginger beef, a mainstay on the menus of many Chinese restaurants, was actually invented – well, at least Calgary takes credit for – in Calgary. Seems the dish – usually made with strips of beef, carrots and onions in a dark sweet sauce that contains ginger, garlic and hot peppers -- was first made by the Chinese workers that were hired in the 1800s to help build the Canadian Pacific Railway that linked Montreal and Vancouver.

ICAO CYYC
IATA YYC
LOCATION Calgary, Canada
FACILITY TYPE AIRPORT

Runway information

Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
34/16 12675 200 ASP 3554.65574
28/10 8000 200 ASP 3554.65574
25/07 6200 150 ASP 3554.65574

FBOs at Calgary International Airport, CYYC, YYC

Name Address Phone Website
Skyservice FBO Inc. 575 PALMER ROAD NE Calgary, AB T2E7G4 (403) 291-4426
Landmark Aviation PO BOX 500 (403) 295-4100
Sunwest Aviation 217 Aero Court NE 403-275-8121
Air Partners Aircraft Management & Charters 263 Aero Way NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6K2 403.275.3930
Million Air 235 Aero Way NE Calgary, AB T2E 6K2 +1-403-718-0447
Signature Flight Support 1441 Aviation Park NE Calgary, Alberta , T2E 8M7 403-295-4100
Executive Flight Centre 400, 1312 AVIATION PARK NE, CALGARY, AB, T2E 7E2 403-295-7741

METAR Weather Data

Calgary International Airport
  • Weather Overcast
  • Observed 06:21 PM
  • Temperature -15 °C, 5 °F
  • Preticipation 0.0 mm
  • Humidity 78%
  • Pressure 1015 mb
  • Cloud Cover 100%
  • Visibility 64%
  • Wind Speed: 12mph, 19km/h
  • Wind Direction: 180°, S

Traveling frequently from Calgary International Airport?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
  • What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.
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