2017 was an outstanding year for our airport. We reached many goals and milestones thanks to the guidance of YVR’s three-year Strategic Plan (2015 – 2017). At the same time, we developed an ambitious new Strategic Plan, with bold targets for 2020 including 29 million passengers, 144 destinations and 327,000 metric tonnes of cargo.
We delivered on the following key objectives under the 2015 – 2017 Strategic Plan:
24.2 million passengers
YVR’s 2015 – 2017 Strategic Plan set an ambitious goal of 25 million passengers by 2020 and we are on track to surpass this target ahead of schedule. In 2017, YVR welcomed a record 24.2 million passengers thanks to the efforts of our partners, the great work from our team and the support of the travelling public.
YVR finished 2017 with direct access to 127 destinations worldwide, up from 125 in 2016. These destinations connect people and products with key markets in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific—spurring growth and innovation around the world. We thank our 56 airline partners for providing these key connections.
313,437 tonnes of cargo
2017 was a big year for cargo: 313,437 metric tonnes, a 10.8 per cent increase over 2016. This included a range of products—from prized B.C. fruit and seafood to high-tech products, apparel and much more.