Swoop is WestJet’s new ultra-low-cost carrier

WestJet has revealed the name and logo for its ultra-low-cost airline (ULCC) in Canada. Named Swoop, the ULCC will begin selling flights in early 2018. “The name Swoop denotes exactly what we plan to do,” said Bob Cummings WestJet executive vice-president, strategy and the executive member responsible for the launch of Swoop. “It’s a powerful […]

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WestJet’s new service to Mexico City further links YVR with a premier tourism and business hub

Starting March 15, 2018, WestJet will offer a new, three-times weekly service to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) from YVR. This non-stop service will provide passengers travelling through YVR with more choice and will support YVR’s vision to connect Asia with the Americas. “This is excellent news—YVR greatly values our partner WestJet and their efforts […]

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New connections from YVR to Latin America via Interjet

Mexican airline Interjet is launching year-round service at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) this month. Interjet will offer passengers non-stop access between YVR and Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Cancún International Airport (CUN). These new services will operate four-times weekly beginning on October 26, 2017. “We are excited to welcome Interjet to the YVR family—they […]

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Flair Airlines lands at YVR: Flights begin December 15, 2017

This winter, Kelowna-based Flair Airlines will launch year-round service at YVR. The airline will offer passengers non-stop access between YVR and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG), as well as continued service to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) from YEG. The new services will each operate four-times weekly beginning on December 15, 2017. […]

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YVR achieves AA credit rating for 12th consecutive year

Credit-rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed an AA long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt rating for Vancouver Airport Authority. As one of North America’s most efficient airports and one of the most financially stable in the world, YVR has upheld the S&P AA rating for 12 consecutive years. “YVR’s success in achieving […]

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October 14 event gives females the opportunity to consider the Coast Guard as a career choice

Females interested in learning more about the Canadian Coast Guard and its career opportunities will have the occasion to do so at an inaugural hands-on-experience event—Operation: This IS You!—to be held at the Coast Guard’s Sea Island base at YVR on Saturday, October 14. The event is the first in a series of hands-on-experience events […]

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Ambassador Dog Program to help travellers deal with anxiety and stress

YVR has launched the Less Airport Stress Initiative (LASI), an innovative program in which YVR Ambassador Dogs will be onsite throughout the terminals to provide all airport users with a new way to deal with anxiety associated with travel, work and general stress. “We recognize that an airport can be a stressful environment,” said Reg […]

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EVA Air bids farewell to 747, unveils new uniforms

In a dual celebration held in August, Taiwan-based EVA Air bid a fond farewell to its Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft and an enthusiastic welcome to the debut of staff uniforms. EVA positioned its retired jumbo jet in the hangar as a backdrop for the catwalk used to reveal the third-generation uniforms. Boeing 747-400s formed the […]

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Bike the Night with YVR and Hub Cycling on September 16

YVR is pleased to be a sponsor of Hub Cycling, an organization committed to improving cycling conditions in Metro Vancouver. On Saturday, September 16, Hub Cycling is hosting Bike the Night, a night-time bike, allowing participants to experience the beauty and energy of nocturnal Vancouver at its best—by bike. Participants will be able to take […]

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Air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4 per cent in the first-half of 2017 compared to the first-half of 2016. This was the strongest first half-year performance since air cargo’s rebound from the global financial crisis […]

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Boeing forecasts 1.2m pilots and technicians needed by 2036

Boeing’s 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook is projecting a demand for more than 1.2-million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years to support the world’s growing commercial airplane fleet. Boeing forecasts that between 2017 and 2036, the world’s commercial aviation industry will require approximately: 637,000 new commercial airline pilots 648,000 new commercial airline maintenance […]

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