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Calgary airport to partially close terminals due to fewer passengers

Last Updated Mar 30, 2020 at 1:33 pm MDT

(CREDIT: Calgary Airport Authority)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Some more changes are coming to the Calgary Airport due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting Tuesday, the airport will temporarily close some terminals due to fewer passengers making their way through the gates.

All domestic departures and arrivals will operate from Concourse B & C as Concourse A will be closed.

The airport will also consolidate domestic check-in areas, bag drop and baggage carousel operations.

All International and U.S. arrivals and departures will operate in the international terminal but hours for pre-board screening and customs may be reduced.

The Calgary Airport Authority also anticipates passenger volume to drop by more than 90 per cent between March and June 2020 and for revenue to fall as much as 50 per cent for the year.

“We are now facing the stark reality that many parts of the aviation sector, including airports, require drastic cost-cutting measures and external support to remain viable,” said Bob Sartor, President and CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority. “Grounded aircraft are being parked on our aprons, taxiways, and a runway, thousands of aviation-related jobs have dissipated; in-terminal businesses are closing, and it’s unknown when air travel will rebound.”

Last week, the airport announced the layoff of one-third of its staff as well as salary cuts for executive and senior management.