Air Canada had another fantastic year, increasing seat capacity at YVR by 9 per cent and accounting for 50 per cent of YVR’s growth. In addition to its many existing services, Air Canada launched new services to Yellowknife, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Frankfurt, Taipei, Nagoya, Orlando, London Gatwick and Melbourne!
Anna Aero Awards
|Route of the Week - Air Canada: Vancouver to Melbourne
|Route of the Week - Capital Airlines: Vancouver to Hangzhou, via Qingdao
Canada’s first Airbus A350-900
On March 28, YVR welcomed Cathay Pacific’s increased Hong Kong service on the Airbus A350-900, marking the first time this amazing aircraft landed in Canada. The A350-900 is quieter and is 25 per cent more fuel efficient than any aircraft in its class. It’s a great example of how innovation is improving the passenger experience while reducing our environmental impact.
Hong Kong Airlines
On June 30, YVR celebrated the arrival of new partner Hong Kong Airlines and its daily service between Vancouver and Hong Kong. Brand Ambassador Jackie Chan came to celebrate the launch, causing quite a stir among local media and fans.
Our new partner Interjet arrived on October 26 offering non-stop service between Mexico City and Cancun. These new services will operate four times weekly to each destination, which means more access to Mexico sunshine and beaches.
On December 15, Flair Airlines began operations at YVR with non-stop services to Kelowna and Edmonton with continued service to Toronto—further connecting our passengers to Canada.