Vancouver International Airport
In 2016, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was voted the top airport in North America in the Skytrax Awards, which are based on an independent survey of 13 million passengers from 108 countries. YVR is the only airport to have ever received this honour for seven consecutive years. Also in 2016, YVR was named the world's best airport by the CAPA Centre for Aviation.
CAPA gives the award of excellence to the airport that is considered the biggest standout strategically and the one that has advanced the progress of aviation internationally. CAPA has recognized the airport for its "unique governance structure with a community-based, not-for-profit airport authority that reinvests all profits back into airport operations and development."
The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located on Richmond's Sea Island about 25 minutes from Downtown Vancouver and 15 minutes from Richmond City Centre.
The Canada Line rapid transit system delivers and picks up passengers directly from inside the Airport. This is in addition to taxis, limos, shuttles and tour buses that also bring people to and from the Airport.
The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is home to more than 400 businesses including over 190 shops and services including a luxury designer outlet centre with the airport directly employs 24,000 people. In addition, it is a gateway to international trade and commerce. Many of Richmond's top employers have chosen to locate in Richmond because of its proximity to the airport.
Canada’s second busiest airport welcomed 20.3 million travelers moving through YVR in 2015, facilitated 278,000 aircraft take-offs and landings and handled over 271,500 tonnes of cargo.
Since 1992, when the Airport Authority assumed responsibility for the airport, passenger traffic has increased more than 105 per cent from 9.9 million passengers, and cargo has increased over 88 per cent from 144,000 tonnes. Source: www.yvr.ca
Consistently, users rate YVR as one of the top 10 airports in the world. YVR strives to make the airport universally accessible and an exciting destination for both travellers and the local community.
In addition to the many shops, food courts and services, one of the highlights of a visit to this airport is an opportunity to see aquarium marine exhibits and numerous public art exhibits featuring the "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe", the now famous bronze sculpture, by world renowned artist Bill Reid, located at the entrance of the International Terminal.
Visitors can seek assistance from any of the 500 volunteers in green coats who provide directions and information in 28 languages.
For more information, visit the official website for the Vancouver International Airport at www.yvr.ca. For local residents who have airport related concerns, call 604-207-7097. For noise management information, see Airport Noise & the Community.
Airport Fuel Delivery System
The Vancouver Airport Fuels Facilities Corporation is building a new fuel delivery system in Richmond for the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The system includes a Marine Terminal and Fuel Receiving Facility on the South Arm of the Fraser River and a 13-kilometre underground pipeline from the facility to YVR.