Book Review: ‘Strategic Airport Planning’

This book articulates a new approach to airport planning that captures the complexities and velocity of change in our contemporary world. Author Mike Brown has 35 years of experience in the airport industry in strategy development, master planning, forecasting and economic impact studies. He has worked at Canada’s two largest airports, Toronto Pearson and Vancouver International […]

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YVR’s digital twin makes the news

As YVR continues to evaluate and optimize its operations, it’s no surprise that teams across its organization have big goals coming into 2022, which certainly includes all who touch YVR’s digital twin. A digital twin is a virtual clone of a real-life object, acting and reacting in virtual space the same way its physical counterpart […]

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Captain Judy Cameron named to the Order of Canada

Retired Air Canada pilot Captain Judy Cameron has been named to the Order of Canada by the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Its Companions, Officers and Members take to heart the motto of the Order: Desiderantes meliorem patriam (“They desire a better […]

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Natural Habitat Adventures introduces Alaska Bear Camp

Natural Habitat Adventures, the conservation travel partner of the World Wildlife Fund, is introducing an exclusive new offering: Nat Hab’s Alaska Bear Camp, adding to its portfolio of award-winning nature and wildlife expeditions worldwide. The four-night, five-day departures for this Bear Camp adventure will run from May 24, 2022, to August 23, 2022, beginning and ending in Homer, […]

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CAE and Canada Jetlines sign exclusive five-year pilot training agreement

CAE, the Montreal-based Canadian manufacturer of simulation technologies, modelling technologies, and airline training services, has signed an exclusive five-year training agreement with Canada Jetlines. Canada Jetlines is a Canadian low-cost carrier that intends to begin operations, pending CTA approval, as a tour operator with flights into popular sun destinations in the USA and Mexico. Under […]

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Flying ‘ark’ brings hundreds of rescued cats and dogs from Afghanistan to YVR

On the evening of Feb. 1, an Ilyushin IL-76 giant, Soviet-era cargo plane touched down at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The specially configured aircraft’s two-day journey began in Kabul, Afghanistan, making stops in Turkey and Iceland before landing in Vancouver. Its precious cargo was 158 dogs and 146 cats, stranded in Afghanistan when American troops […]

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YVR and ITBC join forces to advance BC’s Indigenous tourism

YVR and Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), creating a new partnership that supports each organization’s goals, contributes to the growth of tourism and drives awareness for the diverse regions of British Columbia. The surrounding principle of the MOU is collaboration, including opportunities for cross-promotion in the tourism industry, data […]

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Jazz named as 2022 Top Employer for Young People

Canada’s Top Employers for Young People annual Mediacorp editorial competition has recognized Jazz Aviation as one of the country’s Top Employers for the tenth consecutive year. The editorial competition, organized by Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, recognizes employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces, programs, and initiatives to attract and retain younger people entering the workforce. Areas examined […]

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Sunwing’s domestic summer program returns

Sunwing has announced the return of its domestic summer flight program, which offers something for everyone to enjoy—from bustling city streets to majestic mountains, sprawling prairies and picturesque lakes. Flights begin in May and will run weekly until the beginning of September to some of the most sought-after destinations from coast to coast. As an added […]

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Flair adds Los Cabos destination from YVR

Flair Airlines, Canada’s newest low-cost air carrier, continues to expand its international routes from YVR, adding service to Los Cabos, Mexico. Los Cabos, which attracts more than 100,000 Canadians each year, has two towns: Cabo San Lucas, with its buzzing nightlife, marina and famous sea cliffs archway “El Arco;” and San José del Cabo, with its cobblestoned streets, […]

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WestJet’s new CEO, Alexis von Hoensbroech

Following a global search by WestJet, Alexis von Hoensbroech is the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the airline group. The official start date for von Hoensbroech is subject to the timing of a successful immigration process, expected to be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2022.  Harry Taylor, the interim CEO, […]

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