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YVR welcomes new seasonal non-stop Vancouver-Munich route

November 20, 2012

Fly non-stop to Bavaria and Beyond from YVR

Richmond, B.C. (November 22, 2012):  Vancouver Airport Authority is pleased to announce Lufthansa’s new daily seasonal non-stop service between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Munich Airport (MUC), the only non-stop route from Vancouver to Munich.  The service will operate between May 16 and October 5, 2013 and will complement Lufthansa’s current strong performing Vancouver-Frankfurt route.

“We are extremely pleased that Lufthansa has decided to offer a new seasonal Vancouver-Munich route out of YVR,” says CEO and President of Vancouver Airport Authority, Larry Berg.  “This route will enhance our European summer services, create positive economic growth for the province and will also help continue to bolster trade and tourism with the European market.”

It is estimated that the Vancouver-Munich route will create 131 new jobs and will contribute 8.7 million dollars to B.C.’s GDP during its initial six month daily service.  The new service is also estimated to generate nearly 15,000 visitors to B.C.  The new service will provide opportunities for local businesses and organizations to directly reach customers, suppliers and investors in Europe.

Munich is one of Vancouver’s top ten European markets for passengers departing and arriving from YVR and is a primary hub to connect with Europe and Africa.  During the summer peak period, YVR’s current European services operate at over 90 per cent passenger capacity.  The new Vancouver-Munich route will provide a welcome addition to YVR’s trans-Atlantic offerings.

About Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that operates Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Canada's second busiest airport, YVR served 17 million passengers in 2011 and handled more than 258,000 aircraft landings and take-offs on its runways. Sixty-three airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. The Airport Authority is committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.


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