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 International Airport voluntarily suspends construction activities on South Airfield

Work on the southern half of Sea Island is stopped until further notice while artifacts found on the site are examined Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has voluntarily suspended construction activities on the southern half of Sea …

Vancouver Airport introduces Beyond Accessibility

New three-year Accessibility Plan will build on YVR’s long-standing work and commitment to creating an accessible airport Vancouver International Airport (YVR) have proudly launched Beyond Accessibility, a comprehensive three-year Accessibility Plan that builds upon YVR’s long-standing …

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
3211 Grant McConachie Way
British Columbia
BC V7B 0A4