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Airport South

Airport South is a unique reflection of our history and province. In addition to being the location of the original airport, it connects passengers to a range of locations that demonstrate our diverse economy and people. It includes the South Terminal Building, the public Floatplane Facility on the Fraser River and is a hub for regional and coastal air services, helicopter operations, corporate charters, sport fishing camps and aerospace facilities.

YVR’s South Terminal connected passengers and communities across British Columbia to the world in 2016, with float plane operators such as Harbour Air and Seair Seaplanes and regional carriers including Pacific Coastal Airlines. A total of 309,611 passengers (scheduled and charter) went through Airport South in 2016, an 8.9 per cent increase over 2015.

Harbour Air Seaplanes, the largest seaplane airline in the world, and B.C.’s second largest floatplane airline, Seair Seaplanes, among others, provide world class floatplane access from YVR’s Airport South, connecting people and products to British Columbia.

In 2016, we continued to improve operations at Airport South. We installed non-slip matting at our floatplane ramp and we upgraded our floatplane ramp gate arms to be more visible. On the apron, we added two new parking positions for aircraft and we installed new high-mast lighting to improve visibility, while cutting down on energy consumption.

Passengers using the South Terminal pay a reduced AIF of $5, receive free shuttle service to and from YVR’s Main Terminal Building and enjoy the same level of superior customer care and passenger experience for which we are renowned.

  • 309611 passengers, up 8.9%
  • 96% customer satisfaction in 2016, an average of 4.6 out of 5
  • 30428 float plane movements, up 4.5%