YVR air traffic soars to new record

Recently released final passenger numbers at YVR confirm that 2018 was another year of record-breaking growth for the airport. YVR welcomed more than 25.9-million passengers, a 7.3 per cent increase over 2017, reaching its 25-million passenger milestone two years ahead of forecast. The airport’s passenger growth is fuelled by expanded services from its airline partners, […]

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Revamped food and beverage and retail options coming to YVR

As YVR grows into a world-class sustainable hub airport, travellers can look forward to more than 30 new food-and-beverage and retail options opening, including many first-time concepts to YVR. The new offerings, some of which will open as early as summer 2019, will complement the airport’s existing award-winning portfolio of more than 170 shops, services […]

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WestJet Link takes flight with Pacific Coastal Airlines

WestJet has inaugurated its new regional airline service, WestJet Link, from Cranbrook and Prince George to Calgary. Service starts from Lethbridge and Lloydminster to Calgary on June 21 and Medicine Hat to Calgary on June 22. Overall, WestJet Link connects five new cities to WestJet’s growing hub at the YYC Calgary International Airport. These new […]

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Boeing’s iconic humbacked 747 turns 50

One of the world’s most recognizable aircraft, Boeing’s 747, debuted at the end of what is known as the golden age of flight when travel was glamourous, and most flights catered to an elite clientele. On Sept. 30, 1968, the first 747 was rolled out of Boeing’s Everett assembly building before the world’s press and […]

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Female-lead Super Hero Captain Marvel takes to the skies with Alaska Airlines

Ahead of the release of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel on March 8, International Women’s Day, Alaska Airlines has debuted a special-edition plane, featuring Marvel Studios first female Super Hero lead. Decked out in a red-and-navy suit, Captain Marvel is taking flight and commands the attention she deserves as a female pilot who acquired special powers […]

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New drop-and-go service at jetSet YVR Parking, starting in March 2019

Construction is wrapping up on YVR’s new jetSet YVR Parking product. The existing jetSet Parking is being improved to provide customers with an ultra-efficient service. JetSet YVR Parking will remain in its current location on North Service Road, minutes from the terminal, with complimentary YVR shuttle bus service available. Starting next month, customers will enter […]

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Harbour Air CEO inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

On May 16, 2019, Greg McDougall, founder and CEO of the Harbour Air Group and Harbour Air Seaplanes, will be one of two B.C.-based industry leaders to be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. The 2019 inductions will be the 46th annual celebration of Canadian aviation accomplishments and will bring to 237 the number […]

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Chinese New Year, a time of celebration at YVR: Win tickets on Hainan Airlines

The year of the pig was ushered in on February 5 and to celebrate in style, YVR partnered with LunarFest, Canada’s premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture. Also called the Spring Festival in China, the lunar new year is celebrated by more than 20 per cent of the world and is […]

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Canadians to benefit from new and expanded air transport agreements

On Jan. 16, 2019, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport announced new or expanded air transport agreements between Canada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Algeria, Qatar, Jordan, Côte-d’Ivoire and Mongolia. As these new or expanded agreements are being administratively applied, the new rights under these new and expanded agreements are available for use […]

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MTU Maintenance & World Duty Free receive Clear Skies awards

Each year, YVR recognizes tenants that demonstrate an outstanding commitment, innovation and enthusiasm towards improving the environment on Sea Island. Since 2011, businesses on Sea Island have been recognized with a Clear Skies Award for actions ranging from reducing gas emissions and potable water consumption to improving ecosystem health, waste diversion and energy efficiency. Last […]

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YVR’s Waste Wars competition a win-win for all

If you’ve recently travelled through YVR, you may have noticed the lack of traditional garbage can receptacles. Instead, the airport’s terminals are lined with bins intended for sorting waste into recyclable categories. YVR’s Environmental Management Plan, which provides the framework for the organization’s environmental initiatives, has outlined a goal of diverting 50 per cent of […]

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