Icelandair adds more flight times

Starting May 2019, Icelandair will be adding new departures from Keflavik Airport to better serve its North American customers. These departures are additions to current connecting times, which are early in the morning and afternoon. These changes are also related to the ongoing renewal of the Icelandair fleet of aircraft. The airline has already received […]

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Taxi match for Munich Airport

Taking a taxi from Munich Airport into the city center is now less expensive because of an innovative collaboration between Lufthansa and a new taxi-sharing service. With mytaximatch, passengers and travellers can share a taxi into the city center of Munich, with savings of up to 50 per cent. Depending on the route and the […]

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Canada Jetlines advances licensing process

In preparation for its first flight in 2019, Canada Jetlines, has cleared its first hurdle by successfully submitting operations manuals to Transport Canada to receive its Air Operator Certificate. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Canada Jetlines is a new ultra-low-cost carrier that plans to operate flights across Canada and non-stop service to the U.S., Mexico and […]

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Cathay Pacific, Boeing donate world’s first 777 to aviation museum

Cathay Pacific and Boeing have donated the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest facilities devoted to celebrating aerospace. The iconic 777-200 airplane (line number WA001 and registered B-HNL) flew from Cathay Pacific’s home airport in Hong Kong to Tucson, Arizona last month. The […]

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JAL celebrates 50 years of service to Vancouver

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Japan Airlines (JAL) celebrated 50 years of service between Vancouver and Tokyo in September 2018. The occasion was commemorated with a special ceremony to mark this unique and important connection between Canada and Japan. With YVR’s president and CEO Craig Richmond and JAL senior vice president of the Americas Kiyoto […]

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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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