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MTU Maintenance & World Duty Free receive Clear Skies awards

Each year, YVR recognizes tenants that demonstrate an outstanding commitment, innovation and enthusiasm towards improving the environment on Sea Island. Since 2011, businesses on Sea Island have been recognized with a Clear Skies Award for actions ranging from reducing gas emissions and potable water consumption to improving ecosystem health, waste diversion and energy efficiency. Last […]

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YVR’s Waste Wars competition a win-win for all

If you’ve recently travelled through YVR, you may have noticed the lack of traditional garbage can receptacles. Instead, the airport’s terminals are lined with bins intended for sorting waste into recyclable categories. YVR’s Environmental Management Plan, which provides the framework for the organization’s environmental initiatives, has outlined a goal of diverting 50 per cent of […]

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Rick Hansen Foundation awards gold certification to YVR for accessibility

YVR has received an ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program. YVR is the first airport to receive the rating and is the highest rated building in the program. The RHFAC program is based upon the holistic user experience of people with varying disabilities affecting their mobility, vision and […]

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YVR celebrates 25 million annual passengers

On December 18, 2018 YVR served its 25-millionth annual passenger, two years ahead of forecast. This accelerated growth can be attributed to a strong B.C. economy and an impressive three years of air service development due to ConnectYVR—YVR’s five-year aeronautical rates and charges program. ConnectYVR rewards airlines for growing their services at YVR, which creates […]

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Fly Calm initiative introduced at YVR to reduce travel stress

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) BC Division, the Fly Calm initiative has been introduced at YVR. The launch of the initiative on October 10 coincided with World Mental Health Day and included a host of new resources, including an interactive website with several videos, as well as an on-the-go colouring book […]

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