YVR partners with PADS

As part of a new partnership with Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), YVR recently sponsored a litter of Golden Retrievers and put out a call on social media for YVR-themed puppy name suggestions for the three adorable puppies. The PADS organization breeds, raises and trains certified assistance dogs, partnering them with people living with disabilities. […]

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CHC Helicopter teams with Sikorsky for aviation-related Safety Scholarship

CHC Helicopter and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is offering the opportunity for aviation students to apply for a number of grants to attend the 2018 CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Dallas in October 2018. This partnership between CHC and Sikorsky will support students with fully-funded travel and entrance to a renowned industry safety […]

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Current construction projects underway at YVR

There are several key changes taking place that are designed to enhance the Vancouver airport experience. They include the biggest sustainability projects at YVR to date, new parking options, terminal expansions and much more. Some projects occurring on Sea Island this month include: Entry to Value Lot closed at midnight on February 28. YVR’s new […]

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Feathered friends, therapy dogs and aquatic life; YVR teems with animals

Vancouver International Airport is a place filled with people, aircraft and luggage, but did you know about all the animals located here? There are service dogs and working raptors and because YVR is located on Sea Island it is also home to lots of wildlife. Following are some of the animals to be found at […]

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Icelandair adds Boeing 737 MAX to its fleet

Icelandair has received its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which will join the airline’s fleet of Boeing 757 and 767 jets serving destinations throughout North America and Europe. In 2013, Icelandair placed an order for 16 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, including the MAX 8 and larger MAX 9 models. Both airplanes provide airlines with lower […]

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Qantas welcomes its newest Dreamliner in Indigenous livery

Qantas has taken delivery of its newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which features unique Indigenous livery that showcases the artwork of the late Northern Territory artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye (Karma Nung-war-ray), recognized worldwide as one of Australia’s most significant artists of the late 20th Century. Based on her 1991 painting, Yam Dreaming, the design depicts the […]

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Jazz Aviation named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for seventh consecutive year

Air Canada’s largest regional partner, Jazz airline, has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the seventh consecutive year, in an annual national employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. Canada’s Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across the country that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. These include successful diversity initiatives in a […]

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Bank of Canada unveils new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond on International Women’s Day

A new Canadian $10 bill will be in circulation later this year. Once issued, it will mark the first time that an iconic Canadian woman is portrayed on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note. Viola Desmond was selected for the new $10 bank note by Finance Minister Bill Morneau following an open call to […]

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Air Canada launching new service to Kauai; doubling frequency to Hawaii

Air Canada will be launching new service to Kauai with its new mainline Boeing 737 MAX-8 fleet this winter. The airline will also be doubling the frequency of its flights from Western Canada to Hawaii and all flights from Western Canada to Honolulu, Maui and Kona and other popular sun destinations will feature Air Canada’s […]

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WestJet names new president of ULCC Swoop

Canada’s first ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), Swoop, will be headed by Steven Greenway. He joins Swoop with more than 20 years of airline, loyalty and advisory experience with an emphasis on low-cost carriers (LCC). Reporting to Gregg Saretsky, WestJet Group president and CEO, Greenway will have end-to-end accountability for all strategic aspects of Swoop, including short- […]

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San Diego offers new spring attractions

With its appealing mix of warm weather—averaging 20-degrees Celsius during March through May—112 kilometres of uncrowded beaches, world-class attractions, dining, hot nightlife scene and dazzling visual and performing arts, San Diego is a perfect spring getaway. Convenient direct flights from Vancouver make it easier than ever to enjoy a sun-kissed escape to “California’s Beach City.” […]

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