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Vancouver Airport Authority maintains AA- credit rating

On August 13, 2021, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its AA- long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Vancouver Airport Authority. S&P Global Ratings also improved its outlook to stable from negative, making Vancouver International Airport (YVR) the first airport in Canada to have its outlook favourably revised by the agency since adjustments were […]

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B.C. wildfire relief efforts get 25K boost from YVR

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross and the extraordinary efforts being made to keep residents of British Columbia affected by the record wildfire season safe. The funds donated by YVR will help in providing emergency shelter, financial assistance and basic needs (such as groceries, clothing, baby products and […]

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YVR takes two top honours at 2021 Skytrax World Airport Awards

For a record 12 years in a row, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has been named Best Airport in North America at the 2021 Skytrax World Airport awards. In addition to taking that top honour, YVR also received the Skytrax COVID-19 Airport Excellence award. New for 2021, this award recognizes those airports selected by passengers for […]

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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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