Honk 2020 supports Richmond Food Bank & frontline workers

Classic cars in a variety of marques were driven in a recent event in support of Richmond frontline workers at the Richmond Hospital, Fire Hall #1, City Hall, RCMP and the Richmond Food Bank. Dubbed Honk 2020, the parade  of classics that included Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Lotus, Jaguar, MINI, MG, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz and […]

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Explore BC promotes safe travel practices

Destination BC’s marketing and industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been guided by three-phases: Response, Recovery, Resilience—principles which align with the province’s Four Phase BC Restart Plan. The province is now in Phase 3 of the Restart Plan and in alignment with this Phase, Destination BC has launched a new chapter of its successful Explore BC […]

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Air France/KLM adds summer 2020 flights between Canada & Europe

Air France and KLM have been the only European airlines providing continuous flights to Canada since March 2020—Air France serving Montreal and KLM serving Toronto. Both airlines will continue increasing their operations in July and August. This will include added flights, a resumption of service between Toronto and Paris for Air France, and KLM flights […]

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BCAC Announces 2020 Mentorship Program

The British Columbia Aviation Council in cooperation with its Youth Engagement Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 mentorship program. The application window is now open and closes on July 17th, 2020. This is a six-month mentorship program that will begin on August 17th, 2020. The goal of the program is to […]

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Jacob Bros. goes above & beyond for Sea Island’s Little Wings Daycare

These are challenging times and in times like these it is nice to reflect on stories of good things being done within the Sea Island airport community. This edition, we are highlighting the Little Wings Daycare, a community project that was supported by YVR construction partner Jacob Bros. Construction.  Jacob Bros. has been a partner […]

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YVR TAKEcare health & safety campaign launched

YVR has launched an operational program and health and safety campaign—YVR TAKEcare—that is designed to help people move through the airport safely and with confidence.  To help combat COVID-19, YVR TAKEcare places industry-leading health, safety and cleaning practices and protocols at the forefront of airport processes and includes collaboration with the airport’s many partners. As part of the program, YVR is streamlining […]

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Tamara Vrooman new president & CEO at YVR

The Board of Directors of Vancouver Airport Authority has announced the appointment of Tamara Vrooman as president & chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2020. Vrooman succeeds Craig Richmond who announced in November 2019 that he would be retiring at the end of June 2020 after seven years leading the organization that operates Vancouver International […]

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Canada’s new air passenger bill of rights

The Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA) second half of Canada’s air passenger rights’ bill, which outlines what form of compensation passengers are entitled to when their flights are delayed or cancelled, is now in effect. The CTA’s first phase of the passenger bill of rights was introduced in July 2019 and laid out new rules for […]

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Air Transat begins flights from YVR to two Costa Rican cities

Air Transat has begun service between Vancouver and two Costa Rican cities — San José and Liberia. The route to the two cities is available twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, until April 18, 2020. To mark the inaugural flight on December 18, 2019, the team at YVR served beverages and sweet treats to passengers […]

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Sun Country airlines launching flights to YVR in May, 2020

Sun Country Airlines has announced a new seasonal nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to YVR, marking Sun Country’s first-ever route to Canada in the company’s 36-year history. Sun Country Airlines is an award-winning airline, the eleventh largest in the U.S., that is recognized for being a leader in leisure travel, with a focus on connecting […]

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Harbour Air’s historic ePlane flight ushers in the future of aviation

Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline and magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, made history last month with a successful flight of the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft. Piloted by Harbour Air CEO and founder Greg McDougall, the flight of the ePlane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 […]

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