Vancouver Airport Authority maintains AA- credit rating

On August 13, 2021, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its AA- long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Vancouver Airport Authority. S&P Global Ratings also improved its outlook to stable from negative, making Vancouver International Airport (YVR) the first airport in Canada to have its outlook favourably revised by the agency since adjustments were […]

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Transport Canada extends restrictions on direct flights from India until September 21, 2021

Based on the latest public health advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada has announced that it is extending the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that restricts all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India until September 21, 2021. All direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India […]

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B.C. wildfire relief efforts get 25K boost from YVR

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross and the extraordinary efforts being made to keep residents of British Columbia affected by the record wildfire season safe. The funds donated by YVR will help in providing emergency shelter, financial assistance and basic needs (such as groceries, clothing, baby products and […]

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YVR takes two top honours at 2021 Skytrax World Airport Awards

For a record 12 years in a row, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has been named Best Airport in North America at the 2021 Skytrax World Airport awards. In addition to taking that top honour, YVR also received the Skytrax COVID-19 Airport Excellence award. New for 2021, this award recognizes those airports selected by passengers for […]

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Bologna’s porticoes named a World Heritage Site

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has named the porticoes of Bologna a World Heritage Site, following years of work on the candidacy by the Municipality, the Emilia-Romagna Region and the institutions. With its 62 kilometres of porticoes, the oldest of which date back to the 12th century, one of Bologna’s most characteristic architectural […]

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Sunwing partners with Wattpad for #MissedMilestones Writing Contest

Sunwing has partnered with Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories and social storytelling platform, to host a Canadian writing contest. The #MissedMilestones Writing Contest is on through August 24, 2021, with a goal to curate a collection of firsthand stories from customers featuring travel moments and milestones that they missed out on […]

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Federal funding awarded to YVR for safety & climate-related projects

The Government of Canada has confirmed new federal funding, through Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program (ACIP), will be awarded to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for essential airport safety and infrastructure projects. This funding comes at a pivotal time, as YVR prepares to welcome back travellers and help lead the region’s economic recovery. Funding from […]

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YVR celebrates its first 90 years

On July 22, 1931, when the Vancouver International Airport (then known as Sea Island Airport) officially opened its doors, the airport consisted of a single runway, a small wood-framed two-storey administration building, two concrete hangars, a floatplane harbour and a control tower. Today, YVR (the IATA abbreviation code for the airport) is Canada’s second busiest […]

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DHL Express orders all-electric cargo planes

DHL Express has ordered 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation, the Seattle-area-based global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft. The Eviation Alice electric plane can carry up to 1,133 kilograms at a top speed of 400 kilometres per hour and can fly 800 kilometres on a single charge. DHL’s plans are to set up an unparalleled electric […]

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Iskwew Air to begin Vancouver-Qualicum Beach service

Iskwew (pronounced Iss-kway-yo) Air has announced its first scheduled service between Qualicum Beach Airport and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The decision to begin flights to Qualicum was made after overwhelming support was received from residents of Qualicum Beach, Qualicum First Nation and the surrounding area, who were consulted through surveys and a community engagement session […]

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Flair Airlines begins Vancouver-Grande Prairie service

Flair Airlines, the Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier, continues to grow its service offerings with new non-stop service from Vancouver to Grande Prairie, Alberta, that began on August 1st. Service to Grande Prairie Airport (YQU) from YVR will be offered twice weekly, with evening flights on Wednesdays and Sundays.  Grand Prairie is among three new destinations Flair […]

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