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    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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    Air Canada Launches YVR to Singapore

      Air Canada marked its inaugural flight from Vancouver to Singapore, the airline’s newest international route and the only non-stop flight from Canada to the city. “Air Canada is thrilled to welcome customers onboard our newest route linking Canada and Singapore from our Pacific hub in Vancouver. These new Singapore flights are part of our strategic expansion at YVR, which together with an efficient and seamless in-transit connection process, further position the airport as the preferred North American gateway to…

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    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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  • Air Canada to Launch Singapore Route

      Air Canada plans to launch a new route between Vancouver International Airport and Singapore, the only non-stop flights from Canada to Singapore, connecting two global destinations. The new route will operate four times weekly beginning April 3, 2024. The schedule has been built to conveniently connect to and from destinations across North America via Air Canada’s hub at YVR and, in Singapore to and from destinations across Southeast Asia, South India & Western Australia with Star Alliance and codeshare partner Singapore Airlines. The new route is part of Air Canada’s plan to…

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  • Porter Adds Vancouver-Ottawa Route

      Porter Airlines is growing its list of non-stop routes with new service between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The addition of the Ottawa–Vancouver route provides another way to travel between Porter’s extensive regional Eastern Canada network and British Columbia. “Ottawa is positioned as a critical part of Porter’s growing North American network,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “We will continue building our presence in YOW and providing a superior level of service and travel options for economy travellers.”…

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    Air Canada Adds Vancouver-Dubai Flights

      Air Canada announced the addition of new, non-stop flights from its hub at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Dubai. The new route will operate four times weekly beginning Oct. 28, 2023 onboard Air Canada’s flagship Dreamliner fleet. The carrier’s new Vancouver–Dubai flights will complement Air Canada’s daily service between Toronto and Dubai, broadening its presence in fast-growing international markets. “We are extremely pleased to add the only non-stop service linking Vancouver and Dubai, two iconic and vibrant global destinations. Dubai is one of the top destinations worldwide renowned for its extraordinary landmarks,…

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  • Air Canada Pilots Facial ID

      Air Canada has launched digital identification, becoming the first airline in Canada with approval to offer customers the safety and convenience of a new option using facial recognition technology to confirm identification. In a pilot project currently underway, Air Canada’s digital identification is now available for customers departing from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) when boarding select flights to Winnipeg, and for eligible customers entering the Air Canada Café at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Air Canada plans to expand digital…

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  • YVR Recognized For Climate Action

      Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is celebrating two accolades for its commitment and leadership in climate action. Airports Going Green awarded YVR with an Honourable Mention for Outstanding Sustainability Program for the airport’s Roadmap to Net Zero and recognized former director, climate and environment, Marion Town, with the James M. Crites Pioneer in Aviation Sustainability Award. Airports Going Green is a forum led by the Chicago Department of Aviation and co-hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives. It brings together…

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    YVR Earns Top Carbon Accreditation

      Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has received Level 4+ Airport Carbon Accreditation by Airports Council International, making it the first airport in Canada and only one of three in North America to achieve this status. The Level 4+ accreditation recognizes YVR’s role in setting a course for its own carbon reduction while actively working with aviation partners to drive broader emissions reductions. “At YVR, we have a long history of innovation and sustainability and are proud to be at the forefront of creating a greener,…

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    YVR Reaches Key Passenger Milestone

      YVR reached an important milestone on August 5 as the airport hit the 10 million passenger mark year-to-date. And YVR will also see its busiest single day of operations since the pandemic began, when more than 70,130 passengers are expected to travel through the airport on Sunday, August 21. “This is an important moment in our recovery. Our ability to welcome over 10 million passengers so far this year is due to the hard work of our staff, airlines, government,…

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