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Arrivals circle lock closing permanently Oct. 15
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Arrivals circle lock closing permanently Oct. 15

The Calgary Airport Authority is closing the Arrivals level circle lock – Non-Passenger Screening (NPS) point on Oct. 15 at 00:01 hours.

After a thorough analysis of all NPS locations, we realized that only two percent of non-passengers were using the Arrivals level circle lock. In comparison, on average, the alternative NPS points are used with greater frequency:

  • NPS A – 44 percent
  • Departures circle lock – 23 percent
  • NPS B – 22 percent
  • NPS Utilities – 10 percent

As a result, and to keep our mandate of running a safe and efficient airport, the decision was made to close this NPS location.

Closing this circle lock will have minimal impact on airport operations. In order to minimize the impact, the arrivals back flow located beside the circle lock will not close and will remain operational. An alternate route to get to the apron is illustrated on the map. Please make yourself familiar with this new route before the closure.

Frequently asked questions

Shutting down this circle lock will require us to walk a long way just to get to the ramp side of the ITB. What is the alternate route?

Please see the map with the alternate route. We have tested the new route and it takes a similar amount of time as the Arrivals circle lock provides.

What if I’m on modified duties and cannot walk long distances?

The new route is approximately the same distance as the previous route.

What screening area do we use now?

There are four other NPS points that are open 24/7 (see above). The NPS location illustrated on the map details Departures circle lock as the alternative access point for those wishing to access the apron.

Please contact security@yyc.com with any questions or comments.


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