Calgary International seeking volunteers to test new terminal

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Left: Design rendering of some of the new retail outlets available in the International Terminal at Calgary Airport

Calgary International Airport in Canada has called for local volunteers to help test the operational readiness of its new International Terminal which is scheduled to open in October this year. The airport is looking for 2,500 volunteers, individuals and families to participate in the program, which will run in August and September.

The new International Terminal will more than double the size of the existing airport and will open for its first flight on October 31, 2016. The new terminal facility will span 2,000,000ft² and will add 24 new gates, 50 new shops and services and advanced screening and boarding processes, as well as streamlining customs and connections services.

Garth Atkinson, president and CEO of Calgary Airport Authority, the airport operator, said, “The trials are an important part of our preparation as we head toward opening day. They provide our teams and airport partners the opportunity to work through all the systems we have been testing for months behind the scenes, with real-life simulated travelers. Volunteering for trials provides a unique chance to support the successful opening of Canada’s newest and most technologically advanced airport terminal. If you’ve been watching as the new terminal has taken shape, here is your chance to get an exclusive sneak peek into the new development.”

Members of the community looking to volunteer can register online by clicking here.

Image courtesy of Calgary International Airport (YYC)/Dialog

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