Free smartphone wayfinding service at YVR

Getting around the airport just got easier, as YVR launched its partnership with Aira, an app-based service for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Aira is intended specifically for individuals who use mobility aids, such as a white cane, guide dog or a sighted guide. Users must download the app to their smartphones and agree […]

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Canada Jetlimes postpones launch over financial difficulties

Vancouver-based ultra-low-cost airline Canada Jetlines is postponing its planned December 17, 2019 launch and laying off most of its employees, after failing to secure $40 million in financing. The failure to secure these funds has resulted in the loss of the airline’s major investment partners SmartLynx and InHarv ULCC Growth Fund. The airline said its […]

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On-track: Harbour Air seaplane-to-ePlane project

Harbour Air, the all-seaplane airline, has announced completion of significant project milestones in the conversion of the world’s first seaplane to ePlane. Partnering with MagniX, an electric motor manufacturer for electric aircraft, the Harbour Air maintenance team has successful installed a 540-kW MagniX electric motor in a 60-year-old De Havilland Beaver aircraft and is now […]

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IATA’s gender diversity campaign

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents some 290 airlines—82 per cent of global air traffic—has launched a 25by2025Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025. The campaign is a voluntary commitment by participating IATA member airlines. Key among the commitments of airlines participating in the 25by2025 Campaign […]

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Hockey season in Canada means the return of Air Canada Fan Flight

It’s that time of the year in Canada, when the puck drops on another NHL season and fans from coast to coast cheer for their favourite teams. In that spirit, Air Canada has announced the return of Fan Flight (#ACFanFlight)—a season-long program that rewards deserving fans with a VIP game experience, including the opportunity to […]

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Language Line video available at YVR

Each year, YVR welcomes millions of passengers from all over the world and with them a wide variety of languages. In keeping with the airport’s commitment to deliver an outstanding customer experience, several services are available to meet the needs of all passengers, including the popular Language Line, which offers phone interpretation in more than […]

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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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