Pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements in effect for all air travellers flying into Canada

“The decision to implement the pre-boarding negative testing measures was not made lightly. While we recognize its potential to cause inconvenience and frustration to Canadians abroad travelling back to Canada, we are doing what is necessary to help protect the health of all Canadians. The COVID-19 situation continues to be unpredictable and changes rapidly.  We […]

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CAC calls for Government action as Canadian airports post record losses in revenues

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), the voice for Canada’s airports, continues to call on federal and provincial governments to work with airports and other industry stakeholders to ensure that post-pandemic, there will be a functioning air sector that supports Canadian travel, tourism and trade. With the increase in air travel restrictions, and new quarantine and […]

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YVR personnel assist at River Rock mass vaccination site

Effective March 16, 2021 YVR partnered with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to assist at the mass vaccination site, located at the River Rock in Richmond. With its expertise at moving people and delivering an exceptional customer experience, YVR will oversee the non-medical aspect of the vaccine rollout, including logistics and staffing. The partnership between YVR […]

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Air Canada and Transat agree to terminate buy/sell agreement

Air Canada and Transat have mutually agreed to terminate an Arrangement Agreement for the proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada. The two companies had originally agreed in June 2019 on the acquisition, the terms of which were subsequently amended in August 2019 and then revised in October 2020 as a result of the severe […]

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Air North’s April Fools’ Tall Tail Charters

During a press conference on April 1, Air North president and CEO Joe Sparling, announced that the airline would be launching “Tall Tail Charters,” a set of specially curated holiday experiences just for dogs. Some of the initial experiences on offer included splashing in the ocean at Wreck Beach in Vancouver, enjoying belly rubs under […]

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CUPE and WestJet reach tentative agreement

On Feb. 28, 2021, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and WestJet announced a tentative first collective agreement for the airline’s mainline cabin crew. CUPE has represented cabin crew at WestJet since July 2018. The parties have been engaged in collective bargaining towards a first union contract since April 2019. President Chris Rauenbusch of CUPE […]

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Pier D Expansion Project completed at YVR

Construction of the Pier D Expansion project at YVR, which began in December 2017, has now been completed.   This expansion was undertaken to provide eight additional gates to support large aircraft—four contact and four remote-stand—as the airport’s existing International Pier was at capacity.   The focal point of the project is its thematic passenger […]

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Boom’s supersonic jet to combine speed with sustainability

Colorado-based Boom Supersonic, the aerospace company that is building the world’s fastest and most sustainable commercial airliner, has announced a strategic investment from American Express Ventures. The funds obtained will support the continued development of Boom’s flagship product, the supersonic airliner Overture. Overture is Boom’s 65- to 88-seat supersonic airliner, capable of running on 100 […]

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Harbour Air signs The Climate Pledge

Harbour Air Seaplanes has joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. Signatories to The Climate Pledge agree to: Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business […]

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Boeing 737 MAX returns to Canadian skies

More than just another item on a to-do list, safety is a core value at YVR. It is also the top priority for Transport Canada and its airline partners. As the federal institution responsible for transportation policies and programs, Transport Canada’s safety experts spent more than 15,000 hours independently verifying changes to the Boeing 737 […]

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Kabu Ride App service comes to YVR

Richmond-based Kabu Ride is the newest ride hailing service offered at YVR. Kabu joins Lyft and Uber as an authorized Ride App service provider at YVR, offering a fleet of vehicles on the curb at one of the Ride App Services airport pick-up areas. For safety, security and efficiency Ride App services at YVR are […]

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