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  • YVR

    YVR Named Best at Skytrax Awards

      Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was named Best Airport in North America at the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. Skytrax is recognized as the world’s premier international airport awards, with honours assessed according to votes cast by more than 13-million passengers worldwide. YVR last received Best Airport in North America in 2021, and since that time has successfully moved through the global pandemic and its impacts to aviation, with a focus on key strategic priorities for the benefit…

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  • CIB Invests in Montreal Metro Airport

      The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is investing $90 million in the new domestic passenger terminal at MET – Montreal Metropolitan Airport (YHU), formerly known as the Saint-Hubert Airport. The terminal development project is a partnership between Macquarie Asset Management and Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. Located 15 kilometres from Montreal, the Montreal Metropolitan Airport project includes construction of a new standalone 21,300 m2 two-storey domestic terminal with nine gates, associated taxiways, and landside facilities such as parking lots with barrier-free parking spaces, EV charging stations, and shuttle…

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  • Thompson

    $52M Loan For Thompson Airport Project

      A $52-million loan from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) will push the redevelopment of the Thompson Regional Airport forward. The $135-million project will include a new airport terminal building, a new water treatment facility and upgraded transportation and water infrastructure. The airport is a hub providing essential passenger and cargo services to communities in northern Manitoba and western Nunavut. The airport serves as a regional catchment area for 37 northern communities which includes many First Nations – 15 of…

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  • YVR

    YVR Shares Summer Season Highlights

    The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has released passenger numbers for the summer season, confirming a busy travel period marked by a number of achievements and events. YVR welcomed more than 7.1 million passengers from July through September, a 21.7 per cent increase over the same period last year and on par with 2019. August was YVR’s busiest month of the summer, with the B.C. Day weekend seeing the most passengers—328,422 passengers from Friday, August 4 to Monday, August 7. The airport’s passenger increase…

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    YVR International Terminal Fully Operational

      The newly expanded international terminal at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is now fully operational. The milestone was marked by a British Airways A380, flying from Vancouver to London from Pier D’s new gates on June 2, 2022. At nearly 300,000 square feet, the Pier D project is the airport’s largest terminal expansion since 1996 and incorporates the latest advances in operational excellence, passenger experience, climate, and accessibility. The new terminal expansion offers eight new gates, adding capacity and flexibility…

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  • waterloo

    Waterloo Airport to double in size

      The Region of Waterloo International Airport has broken ground on an expansion project that will see the airport double in size in the next six months. This will accommodate growth that will see passenger traffic increase from 70,000 in 2019 to over one million in 2022. Regional Council recently approved the $11 million dollar project to complete terminal expansion work at YKF. The project includes the construction of two buildings that will feature baggage carousels, holding areas, food services,…

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    Toronto Pearson takes Top Honours for Best Airport, Hygiene

    For the fourth year in a row, Toronto Pearson has been named the best large airport in North America. The win comes as part of Airports Council International (ACI) World’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program, which recognizes airports across the globe that deliver the best customer experience in the opinion of their own passengers. New this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is a survey category on airport hygiene. As chosen by passengers, Pearson has also received the…

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  • Quebec Airport Achieves Global Accreditation for Health, Safety Practices

    The health measures in place at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic have earned it the Airport Health Accreditation global seal of excellence from Airports Council International. “The health and safety of our passengers and employees is always a top priority at YQB. From the very beginning of the pandemic, we quickly deployed proactive measures to ensure the airport remained a safe place,” says the airport’s president and CEO, Stéphane Poirier.…

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  • Sanitized Air Travel to Affect More than 70 Points in Passenger Journey: Report

    Dozens of areas in an airport could change after the coronavirus pandemic to restore confidence in flying, according to a leading aviation marketing consultancy firm. In its latest report, SimpliFlying details what it will be like to fly in the age of ‘sanitized’ travel, from check-in through arrival at the destination. Highlights of the multi-step approach to passenger safety include all bags to be ‘sanitagged,’ the touchless cabin, in-flight janitor and the end of the ‘30-minute turn.’ Beginning with online…

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  • Wish list of items for a perfect event space

    By Jessica Symons and Sarah Stockton Before determining what the perfect event space is, you first need to understand your client’s needs, their demographic, and their expectations: Do they prefer downtown locations versus the suburbs? Do they need to be close to transit or the airport? Do they need to have off-site social locations close by? Where is the majority of their membership coming from? How many people are expected to attend this event? Are they mostly women, mostly men,…

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