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New Routes and Services

2016 was a busy year for YVR, full of exciting new routes and services. WestJet was very active, launching new domestic services to London Ontario, Hamilton and Halifax. They added two new U.S. destinations, San Diego and Orlando, and launched new service to London Gatwick on May 6—their first European flight from YVR. British Airways introduced the Airbus A380—the world’s largest passenger aircraft—on its busy YVR to London route. Air Transat launched new service to Rome, another first for YVR, and restarted service to San Jose Del Cabo. Xiamen Airlines started new service to Xiamen, followed by China Eastern and their new route to Nanjing. Sichuan Airlines launched new service to Zhengzhou on November 11, followed by Beijing Capital Airlines on December 30 with its new connection between YVR with Hangzhou and Qingdao. And Air Canada had a spectacular year, with new services to Chicago, San Jose, San Diego, Brisbane, Delhi, Dublin and Cancun!

Highlights
  • 18 New services
  • 2 New carriers