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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Flair Airlines begins Vancouver-Grande Prairie service

Flair Airlines, the Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier, continues to grow its service offerings with new non-stop service from Vancouver to Grande Prairie, Alberta, that began on August 1st. Service to Grande Prairie Airport (YQU) from YVR will be offered twice weekly, with evening flights on Wednesdays and Sundays.  Grand Prairie is among three new destinations Flair […]

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Air Transat’s new Vancouver-Quebec direct service

On August 2, Air Transat celebrated the launch of its brand-new direct service between Vancouver and Quebec City, becoming the first and only airline to operate this route. To mark the inauguration of the new route, the 163 passengers of the very first TS969 flight from Vancouver were welcomed in a festive manner at YVR. […]

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Turkish Airlines collaborates with Dr. Oz for TK Extra Care Program

Turkish Airlines, which began flights to Vancouver on May 2, 2021, has collaborated with Dr. Mehmet Oz, world-renowned surgeon, author, and television personality, to educate the public on protection protocols for every point of contact throughout their journey. The measures are grouped into five stages; before the flight, airport, boarding, inside the aircraft, and getting off the […]

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YVR Art Foundation supports First Nations art

The YVR Art Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1993 by Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to support BC First Nations art and artists.  In 2015 the Foundation expanded its program eligibility to include Yukon First Nations’ artists. The YVR Art Foundation is funded through generous support from YVR, individual donors, foundations, corporate donors […]

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Turkish Airlines adds Vancouver to its Canadian gateways

On May 2, Turkish Airlines introduced three times weekly flights to Vancouver from Istanbul, Turkey. Vancouver is now the 14th destination serviced by Turkish Airlines in North America. Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 362 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 319 worldwide […]

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Month-long celebration of Indigenous history, heritage and diversity

The month of June is designated as National Indigenous History Month in Canada, with Monday, June 21 celebrated as National Indigenous Peoples Day. Virtual activities will be held across Canada on that day, celebrating the rich, cultural diversity of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal […]

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Air Transat staff get their groove on

The Jerusalema dance challenge took off in February 2020 as COVID lockdowns began. The song, which originated in South Africa, has become an uplifting track for the difficult times faced by all during the pandemic and has sparked a global video trend that includes participation by nuns, construction workers, police officers, waiters and airlines. On […]

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