Vancouver International Airport

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Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport is an international airport in Richmond, British Columbia. It is located 12 km from Downtown Vancouver. It is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements and passengers behind Toronto Pearson International Airport. It is often described as a trans-Pacific hub,with more direct flights to China than any other airport in North America or Europe. It is a hub for Air Canada and WestJet, and an operating base for Air Transat. Vancouver International Airport is one of eight Canadian airports that have US Border Preclearance facilities. It is also one of the few major international airports to have a terminal for scheduled floatplanes.

The airport has won several notable international best airport awards. It won the Skytrax Best North American Airport award in 2007 and 2010 through 2020, for a record of 11 consecutive years.The airport also made the list of top 10 airports in the world for the first time in 2012, rated at 9th (2012), 8th (2013), and 9th (2014) overall.[8] It is the only North American airport included in the top 10 for 2013 and 2014. YVR also retains the distinction of Best Canadian Airport in the regional results.

Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island, and is managed by Vancouver Airport Authority, a not-for-profit organization.

Airport News

Vancouver Airport welcomes government funding for new Electric Vehicle Chargers

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) welcomes the announcement from the Government of Canada, which confirms new federal funding under Natural Resource Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) for essential infrastructure at the airport that will …

Vancouver International Airport partners with TTG Canada to offer sponsorship opportunities at the airport for the first time

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is pleased to announce its partnership with TTG Canada, which will open the airport’s doors to strategic sponsorship and naming rights opportunities. Through its partnership, YVR and TTG will invite organizations to …

Vancouver International Partners with Teck to Become Canada’s First Airport with Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces to Protect Passenger Health

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced a partnership through YVR’s Innovation Hub and Teck’s Copper & Health program to install antimicrobial copper on high-touch surfaces …

Vancouver Airport statement on FIFA World Cup 2026™ host city announcement

Robyn McVicker, Vancouver Airport Authority’s Vice President Passenger Journey, issued the following statement on Vancouver being welcomed back as a FIFA World Cup 2026™ candidate host city: “Thank you to FIFA for welcoming Vancouver, British Columbia …

Vancouver International Airport Unveils New Roadmap to Achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2030

From renewable energy sources that power its terminals to operational efficiencies made possible through clean technology and its innovative Digital Twin, YVR has a new plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2030, becoming one …


Vancouver International Airport
3211 Grant McConachie Way
British Columbia
BC V7B 0A4