Construction begins on new Westjet hangar

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Construction has begun on Westjet’s new $50 million hangar project at YYC Calgary International Airport that will support the airline’s ongoing fleet expansion and growth of its Calgary hub. The hangar, once complete, will occupy 125,000 square feet and stand eight stories tall.

The hangar, which was designed by Stantec and is being constructed by CANA, will accommodate up to four Boeing 737 aircraft or one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. In addition, the building will have two floors of office space to hold approximately 130 work stations.

“Stantec is excited to partner with WestJet once again, leading the design of their new hangar project as they continue the expansion of their fleet, and solidify their presence in Calgary,” said Russ Wlad, executive vice president, Canada, Stantec.

“We are proud to support the communities we serve, and this transformational project is the beginning of a new era at YYC – connecting more people to the City of Calgary and beyond. Our local team of architects and engineers are passionate about being part of this project and the positive impact it will have on WestJet’s growth in our community, in our province, and around the globe.”

CANA Construction’s vice president of operations, Blaine Zandbelt, echoed the excitement about working with Westjet and the Calgary Airport Authority again.

“WestJet is an industry leader and CANA is proud to be its long term partner delivering projects on time, on budget and to the high level of quality that WestJet is known for,” he said.

WestJet is the largest carrier at YYC Calgary International Airport, growing from originally serving five domestic destinations to becoming an international carrier flying to more than 50 destinations out of YYC.

“YYC Calgary International Airport is the home base for WestJet, and we are thrilled that they continue to see success by investing in their YYC hub,” said Bob Sartor, president and CEO for The Calgary Airport Authority.

Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019.

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