Like the hundreds of airplanes that come and go every day from YVR, a good opera can whisk you away to a different place and let you escape everyday life.
Want to see a performance of The Magic Flute? We're giving away two tickets for this Saturday's show (March 16, 2013).
This past weekend we reached a new milestone for us here at Vancouver Airport Authority as our @yvrairport Twitter handle hit 10,000 followers! And while this number is small compared to the likes of @ladygaga and @justinbieber's millions of followers, there's a story behind @yvraiport's growth and why 10,000 followers is, for us, a big deal.
Keeping entertained and connected while travelling has become much easier in recent years. Tablet computers have replaced heavy laptops; e-readers have replaced a stack of books and portable DVD players and Smartphones keep the little ones entertained.
Infrared identification? Airport Apps? Biometric scanning? Leisure space travel? No, it’s not Star Trek re-run, it’s Future Travel Experience – the worldwide forum for aviation innovation and technologies which just wrapped-up in Vancouver.
Did you know that more than 3,200 six-pack beverage can rings and 38,412 food wrappers/containers were picked up along BC’s shorelines last year? That’s 800 cans of pop and enough fast-food breakfast, lunch and dinners for one person for 35 years!
Today, YVR welcomed Sichuan Airlines’ inaugural flight to North America from inland China. This new service, between Vancouver International Airport and Chengdu, via Shenyang, will operate three times per week and is North America’s only direct flight to China’s interior, offering passengers more options and creating greater opportunities for business and tourism.
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH for short - we airport people like our acronyms!) week kicked off at YVR today with an opening event and wellness fair.
From shootouts to shutouts, wrist shots to slap shots and penalties to passes, hockey fever has hit YVR as the NHL playoffs officially start today.
With its aerodynamic design and the latest sound-absorbing technology, we think that the Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE) is a cool and important addition to our airport. And now thanks to The Daily Planet show on The Discovery Channel, millions of Canadian viewers are able to get an up-close and personal tour of the GRE like never before.
Today marks the first day of the Year of the Dragon which is considered to be the luckiest year in the Chinese Zodiac. The Dragon symbolizes good fortune in the areas of health and wealth as well as a long, prosperous life.