Who We Are
YVR's success is thanks to our unique structure. As a community-based organization, we reinvest our profits back into the airport and region. This model is something to be proud of—something worth protecting.
YVR's success comes from our unique operating model. As a not-for-profit, community-based organization, we are not government-run or beholden to shareholders. Rather, we are committed to our communities, constantly improving the airport for everyone while supporting our region.
Because we are community-based, we are able to reinvest our profits back into the airport and the things that matter to you. We constantly develop innovative solutions to make your airport experience better—from border kiosks that cut down on wait times to faster baggage systems and of course free in-terminal WiFi. We drive economic growth, supporting thousands of jobs at the airport and across the province while working with our partners to provide more air services that link our communities with the world. And we give back to our community, donating over $1 million each year to local charities and organizations and building our region through funding infrastructure, like we did with the Canada Line.
Our operating model is worth protecting. It has led to global recognition, as YVR has been named Best Airport in North America for a record 10-years in a row. Most importantly, it has created an airport that we can all be proud of.
Learn more about our unique, community-based, not-for-profit operating model at youryvr.ca.