The Calgary International Airport, originally named as McCall Field, is a public-type airport that serves the greater Calgary Area. It is operated by the Calgary Airport Authority, and is owned by state entity Transport Canada, who also operates several airports in the country. The airport offers scheduled non-stop flights to major cities in the Canadian sub-continent, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, and several cities and countries in East Asia.
The Calgary International Airport serves as headquarters for WestJet and as a hub airport for Air Canada and Air Canada Express. The airport is one of eight Canadian airports with US border pre-clearance facilities, along with Vancouver International, Toronto Pearson, and others. The airport was named as one of Alberta's Top Employers. It is also the third busiest airport in the country in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movements, handling some 15 million passengers in 2014, and 244,000 movements in 2013.
Where to go
Toronto – Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, serving as the capital of the province of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario, on the north-western shore of Lake Ontario, situated on a broad sloping plateau intersected by an extensive network of rivers, deep ravines, and urban forest. It anchors the densely populated region surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to almost nine million people. Toronto is an important city in Canada, with a cosmopolitan vibe and a multicultural population, which in turn reflects its current and historical role as a major destination in the country. It is also noted as one of the world's most diverse cities, with about 50% of its residing population born outside of Canada. Toronto is also prominent as a centre for music, theatre, motion picture production, television production, cultural events, architecture, and many other aspects. When in Toronto, check out the Casa Loma, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Prince Edward Viaduct, the Legislative Building of Ontario, the Scarborough Bluffs, and many more; partake in the various festivals, sample the delicacies, or simply take pictures of the city's beautiful skyscrapers.
Banff – Banff is a town within the Banff National Park in Alberta, located along the Trans-Canada Highway, in the Alberta's Rockies approximately 126 kilometres west of Calgary. The town was the first municipality to be incorporated within a Canadian National Park, and the community with the second highest elevation in Alberta after Lake Louise. Banff is best enjoyed outdoors – as it is a resort town that is one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations. It is known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs, a perfect destination for outdoor sports that feature extensive hiking, biking, scrambling, and skiing. Sunshine Village, Ski Norquay, and Lake Louise Mountain Resort are the three nearby ski resorts that are located within the national park, and within the Banff conurbation.
From Canada's Calgary International Airport, travellers may visit various areas in the United States and the Caribbean, as part of its short-haul roster. From Canada, fly to the US cities of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Seattle, Dallas, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and many more, or explore the islands of the Caribbean for some change in sceneries. In the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, for example, one can see the impressive Aquarium at The Mirage; The Adventuredome at Circus Circus, the largest indoor theme park in America; The Auto Collections; Botanical Gardens; and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
Travellers may also access several long-haul destinations from the airport of Calgary. Travellers may fly to areas such as Seoul (South Korea), and Tokyo (Japan) in Asia, fly to the cities of London (United Kingdom), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Paris (France), Zurich (Switzerland), and many others. Zurich, for example, is a very interesting city to check out. It is the largest city in Switzerland, and also its financial centre. Most of the tourist attractions in Zurich are concentrated in Old Town. See Grossmünster, an old Romanesque church that symbolises the reformed Zurich; Landesmuseum, the biggest history museum in the country; and the beautiful Lake Promenade.
How to get out
The Calgary International Airport is a great airport with access to major American, European, and Asian cities. Airlines that travel to the airport include Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Condor, Delta Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, and United Airlines, to name some.
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