WestJet to open flagship lounge at Calgary International Airport

WestJet has begun on its first proprietary flagship lounge at the Calgary International Airport (YYC). The new lounge will be located near Concourse B to conveniently serve guests travelling from Concourses A and B in the Domestic Terminal, and from Concourse D in the International Terminal. Scheduled to open in late summer 2020, the lounge […]

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Monos, a new Canadian brand of premium luggage

A new Vancouver-designed, direct-to-consumer luggage brand has launched a line of premium suitcases for the North American travel market. Inspired by the Japanese term Mono No Aware—an almost untranslatable phrase that seeks to express the profound appreciation of beauty in fleeting moments—the company’s three founders, Victor Tam, Hubert Chan and Daniel Shin left their previous […]

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AIF Fee increased at YVR to meet future growth

Last month, in an address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority, announced that Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will be increasing its Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) to meet forecasted growth and ensure the airport’s long-term financial health.  The AIF will increase from $20 to $25 effective January […]

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Dawn Kennedy, first Mary B. Jordan Women in Business Scholarship winner

Earlier this year, a $20,000 scholarship was established at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in recognition of Mary B. Jordan, former Chair of the Board of Directors for Vancouver Airport Authority, and her many contributions to YVR. This new scholarship was launched to support women pursuing business studies. The first recipient of the 2019/2020 Mary B. […]

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YVR trials private nursing pod

YVR is piloting a new in-terminal service that offers a safe, clean, comfortable and private option for travellers needing an area for private breastfeeding and pumping. An all-in-one solution for parents on the go, the free-standing, 4.64-square-metre Mamava pod includes dual grab bars, two benches, a charging outlet, USB port, shelf, mirror, coat hook, ceiling vents, […]

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Indigenous Tourism BC signs agreement with BC Assembly of First Nations

Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand B.C.’s rich collection of Indigenous tourism products and experiences. By signing the MOU, both parties agree to collaborate with each other—as well as with tourism, business, educational and government organizations—to support growth of Indigenous […]

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Air Canada named favourite North American airline by millenials

Air Canada was recently named Favourite Airline in North America in a survey of global millennial travellers at the 2019 Trazee Awards in Chicago. The Trazees is an international award that recognizes the best in travel across a broad range of categories. Votes were compiled from December 2018 to March 2019. Trazee Travel is a web […]

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Feedback needed from YVR’s planespotting community

YVR’s unique, community-based operating model is an essential part of its commitment to create an airport of which British Columbians can be proud. As a not-for-profit organization, YVR reinvests all profits back into improving the airport, providing connections to routes and supporting the people and organizations that make its Sea Island community so special. During […]

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Future Travel: British Airways’ predictions

According to a major global travel report published by British Airways, hyper-personalization, immersive virtual realities, 3D printed health solutions, modular aircraft connected to city infrastructure, hypersonic flying and the rise of super-slow “flight cruises” are all part of the future of air travel. The BA 2119: Flight of the Future Report was commissioned by the […]

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Sunwing First Officer Jessalyn Teed named a Top 20 Under 40 for 2019

Sunwing Airlines First Officer Jessalyn Teed, has been named one of Wings Top 20 Under 40 for 2019. Wings is the official publication partner of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. The award recognizes inspiring young leaders under the age of 40 who are influencing the Canadian aviation and aerospace industry. First Officer Jessalyn Teed, […]

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UK Royal Air Force Red Arrows to soar across North America

A huge tour of North America by the Red Arrows—aimed at promoting the United Kingdom—has begun. Fighter jets from the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team took off from their base at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, UK earlier this month, to begin a 4,922-kilometre journey across the North Atlantic. This is the largest North American tour to […]

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