Black Friday sale at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet: Friday, November 23

It’s that time of year—McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport is hosting its annual Black Friday sale on Friday, November 23 from 8am to 9pm. Due to the close proximity of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet to YVR, there may be heavy traffic con-gestion on the day. For those travelling to the airport, whether passengers or employees, YVR […]

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Cannabis is now legal in Canada: Tips for travel & possession

On October 17, 2018, the lawful sale and consumption of cannabis for recreational use was adopted in Canada. In B.C., this means that people 19 and over can now legally carry up to 30 grams of cannabis and can travel with it domestically within Canada, though laws may vary by province and territory. It is […]

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Dreamliner lives up to its hype

By Joan Stewart Most travellers book flights based on price, closest airport to their destination, flight schedule and baggage allowance, with few considering booking their ticket based on the type of aircraft being flown. However, a recent flight from YVR to London Heathrow on Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner has convinced me to include aircraft-type […]

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Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe

Air Transat has partnered with British low-cost carrier easyJet and its Worldwide by easyJet connections service web platform. Air Transat and easyJet flights can now be booked through one platform, simplifying the travel process and increasing the number of destinations available in Europe and Africa to Air Transat’s customers flying through London Gatwick Airport. Passengers […]

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Fly Calm initiative introduced at YVR to reduce travel stress

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) BC Division, the Fly Calm initiative has been introduced at YVR. The launch of the initiative on October 10 coincided with World Mental Health Day and included a host of new resources, including an interactive website with several videos, as well as an on-the-go colouring book […]

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Cargo traffic to double in 20 years, according to Boeing forecast

Boeing projects air cargo operators will need more than 2,600 freighters over the next two decades to keep up with increasing global freight traffic, which is expected to double with 4.2 per cent growth annually. The 980 new medium and large freighters and 1,670 converted freighters will go toward replacing older airplanes and growing the […]

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Icelandair adds more flight times

Starting May 2019, Icelandair will be adding new departures from Keflavik Airport to better serve its North American customers. These departures are additions to current connecting times, which are early in the morning and afternoon. These changes are also related to the ongoing renewal of the Icelandair fleet of aircraft. The airline has already received […]

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Taxi match for Munich Airport

Taking a taxi from Munich Airport into the city center is now less expensive because of an innovative collaboration between Lufthansa and a new taxi-sharing service. With mytaximatch, passengers and travellers can share a taxi into the city center of Munich, with savings of up to 50 per cent. Depending on the route and the […]

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Canada Jetlines advances licensing process

In preparation for its first flight in 2019, Canada Jetlines, has cleared its first hurdle by successfully submitting operations manuals to Transport Canada to receive its Air Operator Certificate. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Canada Jetlines is a new ultra-low-cost carrier that plans to operate flights across Canada and non-stop service to the U.S., Mexico and […]

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Cathay Pacific, Boeing donate world’s first 777 to aviation museum

Cathay Pacific and Boeing have donated the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest facilities devoted to celebrating aerospace. The iconic 777-200 airplane (line number WA001 and registered B-HNL) flew from Cathay Pacific’s home airport in Hong Kong to Tucson, Arizona last month. The […]

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JAL celebrates 50 years of service to Vancouver

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Japan Airlines (JAL) celebrated 50 years of service between Vancouver and Tokyo in September 2018. The occasion was commemorated with a special ceremony to mark this unique and important connection between Canada and Japan. With YVR’s president and CEO Craig Richmond and JAL senior vice president of the Americas Kiyoto […]

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