Iskwew Air, Canada’s first Indigenous, woman-owned airline

On September 21, 2018, YVR welcomed Iskwew Air (pronounced “Iss-Kway-yo”) Canada’s first Indigenous, woman-owned airline. Iskwew—the Cree word for woman—celebrates the reclamation of womanhood, matriarchal leadership and language. The welcome event, which took place at YVR’s South Terminal, featured a blessing from elders of Musqueam Indian Band, on whose territory YVR resides, along with comments […]

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YVR’s 2037 Master Plan has arrived

Upgraded bridges and roads on Sea Island, new taxiways to improve aircraft movement and one of the largest GeoExchange energy systems in Canada are just some of the exciting enhancements outlined in the YVR 2037 Master Plan. Approved by the federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau earlier this year, the Master Plan will guide land use […]

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YVR provides first kiosks for Entry and Exit border control in Europe

  Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS), an independent business unit within YVR, has installed 74 BorderXpress kiosks at Pafos International Airport (Pafos) and Larnaka International Airport (Larnaka) in Cyprus. This marks a major milestone for the industry and ITS, which developed the technology, as this is the first implementation of permanent kiosks for Entry and Exit […]

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YVR partners with PADS

As part of a new partnership with Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), YVR recently sponsored a litter of Golden Retrievers and put out a call on social media for YVR-themed puppy name suggestions for the three adorable puppies. The PADS organization breeds, raises and trains certified assistance dogs, partnering them with people living with disabilities. […]

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CHC Helicopter teams with Sikorsky for aviation-related Safety Scholarship

CHC Helicopter and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is offering the opportunity for aviation students to apply for a number of grants to attend the 2018 CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Dallas in October 2018. This partnership between CHC and Sikorsky will support students with fully-funded travel and entrance to a renowned industry safety […]

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Current construction projects underway at YVR

There are several key changes taking place that are designed to enhance the Vancouver airport experience. They include the biggest sustainability projects at YVR to date, new parking options, terminal expansions and much more. Some projects occurring on Sea Island this month include: Entry to Value Lot closed at midnight on February 28. YVR’s new […]

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Feathered friends, therapy dogs and aquatic life; YVR teems with animals

Vancouver International Airport is a place filled with people, aircraft and luggage, but did you know about all the animals located here? There are service dogs and working raptors and because YVR is located on Sea Island it is also home to lots of wildlife. Following are some of the animals to be found at […]

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Icelandair adds Boeing 737 MAX to its fleet

Icelandair has received its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which will join the airline’s fleet of Boeing 757 and 767 jets serving destinations throughout North America and Europe. In 2013, Icelandair placed an order for 16 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, including the MAX 8 and larger MAX 9 models. Both airplanes provide airlines with lower […]

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Qantas welcomes its newest Dreamliner in Indigenous livery

Qantas has taken delivery of its newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which features unique Indigenous livery that showcases the artwork of the late Northern Territory artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye (Karma Nung-war-ray), recognized worldwide as one of Australia’s most significant artists of the late 20th Century. Based on her 1991 painting, Yam Dreaming, the design depicts the […]

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Jazz Aviation named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for seventh consecutive year

Air Canada’s largest regional partner, Jazz airline, has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the seventh consecutive year, in an annual national employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. Canada’s Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across the country that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. These include successful diversity initiatives in a […]

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Bank of Canada unveils new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond on International Women’s Day

A new Canadian $10 bill will be in circulation later this year. Once issued, it will mark the first time that an iconic Canadian woman is portrayed on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note. Viola Desmond was selected for the new $10 bank note by Finance Minister Bill Morneau following an open call to […]

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