Skip to main content

Runway Operations


The Airport Authority started the final year of a three-year project to construct RESAs and undertake the annual maintenance on the south runway in late May 2017, with an anticipated completion date of September 16, 2017. However, the work period has been extended and is now scheduled to complete on September 23, 2017.

Work will continue to take place six nights a week (Sun-Fri). During this time the North Runway will be used to accommodate any take-offs or landings between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.

We apologize for the delay and appreciate your ongoing support as we continue to maintain the highest safety standards at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in service of flight crews, passengers and our community.

For more information, please contact the YVR Community Relations at


As our air travel continues to grow, the north runway may be used for departures in the summer months to help reduce delays during peak periods in the day-time.


Up-to-date information about runway closures associated with the summer projects and north runway departures will be available at

If you would like more information, please contact the YVR Community Relations at