Air Canada teams with Less Emissions to offset environmental impact of flights

Air Canada has partnered with Canadian offset provider Less Emissions to offer carbon offsets to individuals and organizations wanting to reduce the environmental impact of their flights. Less Emissions, has been ranked as the highest quality offset provider by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute, a Canadian non-profit think tank focused on energy. […]

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YVR wins big at 2017 World Routes Conference

Each year, the World Routes Conference, one of the most prestigious events in the aviation industry, recognizes airports that demonstrate exceptional air service development. The award process includes nominations from airlines and industry experts, followed by a comprehensive review by an industry committee that looks for airports that have provided outstanding support for air services […]

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WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines begin codeshare agreement

WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines have entered into a codeshare agreement that will allow Hong Kong Airlines to place its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building on an existing interline agreement put in place earlier this year. “We welcome Hong Kong Airlines as our newest codeshare partner and congratulate them […]

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Former astronaut is Canada’s new Governor General

Canada’s new Governor General Julie Payette assumes her new role with an impressive résumé—astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. The 53-year-old trailblazer began her career as an astronaut in 1992, when she was selected from more than 5,000 applicants to become one of four astronauts chosen to join the Canadian Space Agency. Her preparation […]

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Swoop is WestJet’s new ultra-low-cost carrier

WestJet has revealed the name and logo for its ultra-low-cost airline (ULCC) in Canada. Named Swoop, the ULCC will begin selling flights in early 2018. “The name Swoop denotes exactly what we plan to do,” said Bob Cummings WestJet executive vice-president, strategy and the executive member responsible for the launch of Swoop. “It’s a powerful […]

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WestJet’s new service to Mexico City further links YVR with a premier tourism and business hub

Starting March 15, 2018, WestJet will offer a new, three-times weekly service to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) from YVR. This non-stop service will provide passengers travelling through YVR with more choice and will support YVR’s vision to connect Asia with the Americas. “This is excellent news—YVR greatly values our partner WestJet and their efforts […]

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New connections from YVR to Latin America via Interjet

Mexican airline Interjet is launching year-round service at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) this month. Interjet will offer passengers non-stop access between YVR and Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Cancún International Airport (CUN). These new services will operate four-times weekly beginning on October 26, 2017. “We are excited to welcome Interjet to the YVR family—they […]

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Flair Airlines lands at YVR: Flights begin December 15, 2017

This winter, Kelowna-based Flair Airlines will launch year-round service at YVR. The airline will offer passengers non-stop access between YVR and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG), as well as continued service to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) from YEG. The new services will each operate four-times weekly beginning on December 15, 2017. […]

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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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