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Sunwing partners with Wattpad for #MissedMilestones Writing Contest

Sunwing has partnered with Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories and social storytelling platform, to host a Canadian writing contest. The #MissedMilestones Writing Contest is on through August 24, 2021, with a goal to curate a collection of firsthand stories from customers featuring travel moments and milestones that they missed out on […]

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Federal funding awarded to YVR for safety & climate-related projects

The Government of Canada has confirmed new federal funding, through Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program (ACIP), will be awarded to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for essential airport safety and infrastructure projects. This funding comes at a pivotal time, as YVR prepares to welcome back travellers and help lead the region’s economic recovery. Funding from […]

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YVR celebrates its first 90 years

On July 22, 1931, when the Vancouver International Airport (then known as Sea Island Airport) officially opened its doors, the airport consisted of a single runway, a small wood-framed two-storey administration building, two concrete hangars, a floatplane harbour and a control tower. Today, YVR (the IATA abbreviation code for the airport) is Canada’s second busiest […]

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DHL Express orders all-electric cargo planes

DHL Express has ordered 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation, the Seattle-area-based global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft. The Eviation Alice electric plane can carry up to 1,133 kilograms at a top speed of 400 kilometres per hour and can fly 800 kilometres on a single charge. DHL’s plans are to set up an unparalleled electric […]

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Iskwew Air to begin Vancouver-Qualicum Beach service

Iskwew (pronounced Iss-kway-yo) Air has announced its first scheduled service between Qualicum Beach Airport and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The decision to begin flights to Qualicum was made after overwhelming support was received from residents of Qualicum Beach, Qualicum First Nation and the surrounding area, who were consulted through surveys and a community engagement session […]

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