Canada’s Calgary International Airport (YYC) has opened a new terminal, which will handle all US and international flight operations.

Developed during Calgary Airport Authority’s airport development programme (ADP), the new terminal spreads across an area of 186,000m².

The authority is currently involved in the management, operation and development of YYC.

"Our new international terminal represents a significant new contribution to Canada’s transportation infrastructure."

The terminal offers 24 aircraft gates and new technology, including a call-to-gate passenger boarding system, a CATSA Plus screening application, and a Crisbag tote-based baggage solution.

A Canadian-build passenger shuttle service, YYC Link, has been installed to transport passengers between the airport's domestic and international facilities.

Calgary Airport Authority president and CEO Garth Atkinson said: “In 2014 we opened Canada’s longest runway and today we welcome the world to the most advanced airport terminal in Canada.

“Our new international terminal not only ensures YYC Calgary International Airport remains a major contributor to the economy of western Canada, it also represents a significant new contribution to Canada’s transportation infrastructure overall.”

Around 15.48 million passengers travelled through YYC in 2015.