News & Articles - Vancouver International Airport

  • YVR increases airport improvement fee to meet future growth

    Press Release Today, 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 to meet forecasted growth and ensure the airport’s long-term financial health. The AIF will increase from $20 to $25 effective January 1, 2020 for passengers travelling to destinations outside of B.C. Following the increase, YVR’s AIF will continue to be one of the lowest among the…

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  • YVR celebrates 25 million annual passengers

    Press Release Today, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) served its 25-millionth annual passenger, two years ahead of forecast. This accelerated growth can be attributed to a strong B.C. economy and an impressive three years of air service development due to ConnectYVR — YVR’s five year aeronautical rates and charges program. ConnectYVR rewards airlines for growing their services at YVR as a means to create more jobs, increase access to global destinations and open additional markets for B.C. goods. YVR is operated by Vancouver…

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  • YVR offers travels tips for busy summer period

    Press Release At Vancouver International Airport (YVR), we’re expecting a daily average of close to 90,000 passengers during the summer period. In an effort to make the travel experience an efficient and stress-free one, YVR offers the following travel tips on how to best prepare and what to expect when travelling through the airport. Confirm travel details in advance. Days before your trip, confirm reservations with your airline, and determine baggage specifications and what your airline offers in the way…

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  • American Airlines strengthens service to Canada in 2018

    New service from Chicago to Calgary and Vancouver on sale Dec. 4; Additional service to Eastern Canada starting next summer American Airlines is strengthening its ties to Canada. Starting next summer, American is adding service from its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Daily service to Vancouver begins May 4, 2018, and seasonal service to Calgary begins June 7, 2018. The airline will also increase frequencies from the U.S.…

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  • WestJet adds service between Nanaimo, Comox and Vancouver

    WestJet has announced it will begin operating daily, year-round service from Nanaimo Airport and Comox Valley Airport to Vancouver International Airport on WestJet Encore. “WestJet is looking forward to providing Nanaimo and Comox with improved connectivity into the broader WestJet network,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “In addition, WestJet Encore’s Bombardier Q400s offer an affordable, quick and comfortable option for leisure and business travellers looking to hop back and forth between the island communities and British Columbia’s largest business centre and airport.” “This…

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  • Air Canada’s new Vancouver International Maple Leaf Lounge showcases Canadian design, artwork

    Air Canada has unveiled its new Vancouver International Maple Leaf Lounge following an 18-month complete makeover and expansion. Located directly opposite the priority security lanes for international departures at Air Canada’s trans-Pacific hub, the new expanded lounge is a serene, stylish oasis where eligible customers can rest, refuel or refresh before their international flight in an inspiring, contemporary environment that celebrates Canadian design, artistry and craftsmanship against the backdrop of beautiful British Columbia. “We are excited to welcome Air Canada and Star…

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  • YVR creates new connections to Latin America with upcoming arrival of Interjet

    Interjet to start year-round service to Cancún and Mexico City at YVR Vancouver Airport Authority has announced that Interjet is launching year-round service at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) this fall. Interjet will offer passengers non-stop access between YVR and Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Cancún International Airport (CUN). These new services will operate four times weekly beginning on October 26, 2017. “We are excited to welcome Interjet to the YVR family—they are a great addition to our airline partners,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority.…

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  • Xiamen Airlines to land in Canada for the first time at Vancouver International Airport

    YVR is the first airport in the Americas and Europe served by five Mainland Chinese carriers Today, Xiamen Airlines announced they will fly a three times weekly, non-stop flight between Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN) in China to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) starting July 25, 2016, subject to final government approvals. This will mark the first time the airline has service to North America. “We are thrilled to welcome Xiamen Airlines to YVR. This new route and destination will provide…

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  • Vancouver International Airport welcomes National Airlines to Vancouver

    Airline provides additional options for travellers headed to Orlando Today, Vancouver Airport Authority announced the upcoming arrival of National Airlines to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Starting January 20, 2016, the twice weekly scheduled service will operate between Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) and YVR. “We are delighted to welcome a new carrier to YVR which will boost tourism and provide greater selection for travellers when headed to sunny Florida,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “This new service…

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  • Air Transat launches service between Vancouver and Rome

    Weekly flight will connect travellers to Italy’s history-steeped capital city for the first time Air Transat recently announced its European flights for 2016, which includes the launch of direct, weekly seasonal service between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) International Airport (FCO). Beginning June 17, 2016, the new service will be Vancouver’s first non-stop service to Rome, Italy. “Along with thousands of local Italophiles, we are delighted that Air Transat has added Rome to YVR’s summer…

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