YVR’s Project Green info session March 8, 2017

The Vancouver Airport Authority is committed to being a leader in sustainability and supporting a culture of engagement and connectivity—that’s why Sea Island businesses are being invited to participate in Project Green YVR. One of the initiatives of Project Green is the Climate Smart program, which helps businesses to improve their energy, water and waste […]

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Show off your fancy dress and win tickets to Hong Kong Rugby Sevens: Contest ends March 8, 2017

YVR and Cathay Pacific are giving away four round-trip flights on Cathay’s next-generation Airbus A350 aircraft to see the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens on April 7-9, 2017. Firmly established as the world’s premier event of its kind and one of the most popular annual sporting events in Asia, the Hong Kong Sevens attracts some of the world’s […]

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Canadian coalition of lawyers and advocates staff airports to ensure immigrants with valid visas can get to the U.S.

The Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition has deployed volunteer lawyers and advocates to major airports across Canada to ensure that anyone with valid documentation is not banned from travel to the United States because of the January 27, 2017 U.S. executive order, halting travel from seven countries. A federal judge in Washington state temporarily halted the […]

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San Francisco celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

Long stamped a literary bohemia and attracting nonconformists like the Beat Generation writers of the Fifties to musicians and artists and social rebels in the mid-to-late Sixties, it was logical that free-thinking San Francisco would give birth to a radical new movement eventually embraced by the rest of the world. In 1967, nearly 100,000 free-spirited […]

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Delta to fly rare B717 to YVR, starting summer 2017

It may not be hot off the assembly line or a next-gen aircraft like some of the more recent first-ever aircraft to land at YVR, but the Boeing 717 with its fascinating history will start making weekly flights between Vancouver and Los Angeles every Saturday starting this summer. This will make it the first this time this rare bird will make […]

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New Air Canada daily service to Dallas, Texas

The inaugural flight of Air Canada’s new route between YVR and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) began on February 5, 2017. The nonstop year-round service will arrive at YVR daily and is timed strategically to connect DFW travellers to Air Canada’s Asian flights out of YVR. “This signals the growing trend of airlines taking […]

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Central Mountain ceasing Comox-Vancouver flights

Effective February 22, 2017, Central Mountain Air will discontinue daily between Vancouver and Comox. Cemtral Mountain Air currently serves the Comox Valley Airport with up to seven daily return flights Monday to Friday from Vancouver to Comox and up to three daily flights on weekends, using Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. The decision to ground the flights […]

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Celebrating 40 years of service to the Yukon

Air North, also known as Yukon’s Airline, celebrated 40 years of service on February 1, 2017. Founded in 1977 by Joe Sparling and Tom Wood as Air North Charter and Training, the original intent was to offer charters around the Yukon to the mining industry and flight training services. However, it didn’t take long for […]

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Year of the Rooster brought Cathay Pacific fare deals

Updated Feb. 7 In the Chinese astrological calendar January 28, 2017, ushered in the Year of the Rooster. In celebration, Cathay Pacific offered savings up to 19 per cent off Economy Class fares and up to 22 per cent off Premium Economy Class fares to select cities in Asia, China, and South Pacific, including Auckland […]

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Helijet begins weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver on Christmas Eve

Updated January 8, 2017 Effective December 24, 2016, Helijet International expanded its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Previously, Helijet offered six roundtrips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. Helijet now offers three roundtrips a day on Saturdays and Sundays with this expanded service. The Nanaimo Port […]

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Airbus C295W selected for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program

The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program (FWSAR). As part of the FWSAR program, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The new planes are meant to replace the nearly 50-year-old CC-115 Buffalos and older model […]

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