YVR achieves AA credit rating for 12th consecutive year

Credit-rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed an AA long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt rating for Vancouver Airport Authority. As one of North America’s most efficient airports and one of the most financially stable in the world, YVR has upheld the S&P AA rating for 12 consecutive years. “YVR’s success in achieving […]

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October 14 event gives females the opportunity to consider the Coast Guard as a career choice

Females interested in learning more about the Canadian Coast Guard and its career opportunities will have the occasion to do so at an inaugural hands-on-experience event—Operation: This IS You!—to be held at the Coast Guard’s Sea Island base at YVR on Saturday, October 14. The event is the first in a series of hands-on-experience events […]

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Ambassador Dog Program to help travellers deal with anxiety and stress

YVR has launched the Less Airport Stress Initiative (LASI), an innovative program in which YVR Ambassador Dogs will be onsite throughout the terminals to provide all airport users with a new way to deal with anxiety associated with travel, work and general stress. “We recognize that an airport can be a stressful environment,” said Reg […]

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EVA Air bids farewell to 747, unveils new uniforms

In a dual celebration held in August, Taiwan-based EVA Air bid a fond farewell to its Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft and an enthusiastic welcome to the debut of staff uniforms. EVA positioned its retired jumbo jet in the hangar as a backdrop for the catwalk used to reveal the third-generation uniforms. Boeing 747-400s formed the […]

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Bike the Night with YVR and Hub Cycling on September 16

YVR is pleased to be a sponsor of Hub Cycling, an organization committed to improving cycling conditions in Metro Vancouver. On Saturday, September 16, Hub Cycling is hosting Bike the Night, a night-time bike, allowing participants to experience the beauty and energy of nocturnal Vancouver at its best—by bike. Participants will be able to take […]

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Air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4 per cent in the first-half of 2017 compared to the first-half of 2016. This was the strongest first half-year performance since air cargo’s rebound from the global financial crisis […]

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Boeing forecasts 1.2m pilots and technicians needed by 2036

Boeing’s 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook is projecting a demand for more than 1.2-million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years to support the world’s growing commercial airplane fleet. Boeing forecasts that between 2017 and 2036, the world’s commercial aviation industry will require approximately: 637,000 new commercial airline pilots 648,000 new commercial airline maintenance […]

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San Diego’s kids-free month means substantial savings for families

For the sixth year in a row, during the month of October 2017, more than 100 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums and transportation companies will offer families with children a variety of unique kids-free incentives. These incentives include complimentary admission to select attractions, meals, welcome amenities at area hotels and much more. San Diego […]

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YVR air traffic update: January – June 2017

Passenger numbers at YVR have demonstrated a successful first half of the year with continued growth across all major sectors, including a record-breaking spike in travellers from the Latin American market. More than 418,000 passengers from Latin America have travelled through YVR in the first six months of 2017, a 25.2 per cent year-over-year increase. […]

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Delta, Air France-KLM, Virgin Atlantic to launch combined joint venture

Delta Air Lines is deepening its longstanding and industry-leading partnership with Air France-KLM Group with a 375-million-euro (approximately $559-million) investment to acquire 10 per cent equity in the joint venture partner and a seat on the Air France-KLM Group Board of Directors. Additionally, Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic will launch a combined long-term joint […]

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WestJet to launch Huatulco, Mexico service

Starting October 29, 2017, WestJet will launch a seasonal weekly service between YVR and Bahías de Huatulco International Airport (HUX), Mexico.This new route will also include increased service from YVR to Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta; Fort St. John, B.C.; Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The YVR-HUX route will be operated […]

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