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  • 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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  • YVR launches new services to Zurich and Paris

    Today, Vancouver International Airport celebrated the launch of two new, non-stop seasonal services: Air Canada’s thrice-weekly service to Zurich that had its inaugural flight today and four-time weekly service to Paris, launching tomorrow. These new routes will further connect YVR’s passengers with two key European cities. “I would like to thank Air Canada for their ongoing support of YVR and providing our passengers with such exciting bucket-list travel destinations just in time for the busy summer season,” said Anne Murray,…

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  • WestJet expands service from Vancouver

    Airline adds 60 flights from YVR WestJet has announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Vancouver hub to key business and leisure destinations in Canada and Mexico, adding 60 more flights weekly. “WestJet is again providing additional service to benefit both the business traveller as well as the leisure guest,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “Since 2013, we have invested in providing 40 per cent more capacity for our guests in the community. With…

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  • Air Canada inaugurates the only non-stop flights from Canada to Melbourne

    Boeing 787 Dreamliner seasonal service from Vancouver to Melbourne operates Dec-Feb; becomes year-round in June 2018 Airline’s third destination in Australia, following Sydney and Brisbane Air Canada’s inaugural flight, AC037 Boeing 787 Dreamliner service, departed Vancouver December 1 in the late evening, and arrived Sunday morning to a water cannon welcome salute at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. This arrival marks the only non-stop service linking Canada and Melbourne, Air Canada’s third destination served in Australia. Seasonal service now operates four times weekly between…

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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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  • 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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  • YVR celebrates record passenger growth with Air Canada

    Air Canada represents 50 per cent of YVR passengers Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is celebrating a record-breaking year in passenger growth, welcoming over 18.8 million passengers between January and October—representing a year-over-year growth rate of 9.5 per cent, putting YVR on track to reach 22 million passengers in 2016. This increase is largely recognized in Air Canada’s expansion of their transpacific hub out of YVR, representing approximately 50 per cent of passengers at YVR and serving over 55 destinations worldwide. “Air Canada…

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  • YVR lands new carrier: Beijing Capital Airlines

    Record number of mainland Chinese carriers serving YVR Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has announced that Beijing Capital Airlines (BCA) will begin service between Vancouver and Hangzhou, via Qingdao on December 30, 2016. The new, thrice-weekly service marks the first time Beijing Capital Airlines will fly to any destination in North America. “We are thrilled Beijing Capital Airlines has chosen YVR as its first entry point into North America,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Beijing Capital Airlines is the sixth airline to serve YVR from mainland China – two…

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