New offerings at YVR’s U.S. Departures

Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to a lounge experience or an on-the-go meal before your flight, travellers through YVR’s United States Departures have a few new offerings from which to choose. Plaza Premium Lounge: YVR’s Plaza Premium Lounge in U.S. departures has reopened after extensive renovations during the pandemic. The lounge now features enhanced […]

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Air Canada launches non-stop YVR-Bangkok flight

A celebration was held at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on December 1 to mark Air Canada’s inaugural flight AC65, which departed from YVR at 10:59pm, beginning a 15-hour, 55-minute journey to Bangkok, Thailand. The seasonal service will operate four times a week until March 26, 2023, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Travellers can choose from three cabins: lie-flat […]

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Take flight during the holiday season with FlyOver Canada’s Santa experience

From December 8, 2022, to January 3, 2023, celebrate the festive season with the return of FlyOver Canada’s popular holiday flight ride, Soar with Santa. Families and visitors can fly the skies alongside Santa Claus from coast to coast and onward to the North Pole. Festive refreshments and treats in The Flying Whale Café provide excellent additions to the […]

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WestJet launches gender and body inclusive uniforms for frontline

WestJet celebrated the launch of its new uniform collection for frontline team members at a runway show at the YYC Calgary International Airport on Sept. 7. The uniforms, conceptualized by international designer, Juli Grbac, are unique to Canada and were created with safety and inclusivity at the forefront. “The launch of our new uniforms is […]

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Air Canada marks 85th anniversary with donation of historic Lockheed L-10A aircraft to Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

On Sept. 7, celebrating its 85th anniversary, Air Canada donated its historic aircraft, an original Lockheed L-10A Electra airplane, to Winnipeg’s Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. The iconic aircraft, the first fleet type flown by the carrier, made its final journey as it taxied from the Air Canada hangar at Winnipeg International Airport to the museum at a handover […]

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In Memoriam: YVR Chaplain Emeritus, Layne Daggett

It was with sadness that the Board of the Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy advised the passing of its Chaplain Emeritus Layne Daggett on July 15, 2022. The Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy (VAC) was initiated with Vancouver Airport Authority by Rev. Layne Daggett in 1982, officially opening with a chaplain’s desk in the Domestic terminal in 1983. Over […]

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Pacific Heliport Services completes $1.7M upgrade at Vancouver Harbour Heliport

With support from the Province of British Columbia’s Airport Assistance Program (“BCAAP”) under the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Pacific Heliport Services (“PHS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Helijet, has completed a major $1.7M upgrade of the public use intermodal heliport in downtown Vancouver, on the south shore of Burrard Inlet. The upgrade project […]

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‘Free to Roam’ elephant conservation project highlighted on World Elephant Day

Award-winning adventure tour operator Exodus Travels launched a new documentary, Living in the Land of the Tuskers on World Elephant Day (August 12). The short film showcases the work being done with Kenyan conservation experts to support the continued roll-out of the Free to Roam elephant conservation project, launched in 2021 in Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park.  Funded through The Exodus Travels Foundation, the […]

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Canada Jetlines set for lift-off on Sept. 22

Photo: courtesy Canada Jetlines Canada Jetlines an all-new Canadian leisure airline, will begin operations out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), on September 22, 2022. The airline will begin operations with biweekly flights operating Thursdays and Sundays out of Toronto (YYZ) to Calgary (YYC) from 07:55am – 10:10am EST and returns […]

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Lynx cat at YVR: Not a good idea

Click the image to see what happens when YVR invites “real-life” lynx cat to welcome Lynx Air.

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International travellers receive a ‘Feel Good’ welcome as Sydney reopens its borders

On Feb. 21, 2022, Destination New South Wales (NSW)  welcomed the first international arrivals in almost two years to Sydney, Australia, with a memorable and energizing welcome back to the country’s Harbour City. On the first day of Australia’s international border reopening, travellers arriving from Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Tokyo and Singapore received […]

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