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YVR and Iskwew Air sign a historic MOU to enhance connectivity across British Columbia

Today, Iskwew Air and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that strengthens the working relationship between the Indigenous, woman-owned airline and YVR.

We were excited to host our friends today for the MOU signing between Iskwew Air and YVR based on collaboration to enhance connectivity across communities in B.C. and will see us share best practices and knowledge in the areas of marketing and communications, operational innovations, and sustainability.

This journey to a more sustainable industry ecosystem will begin with joint efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance both organizations’ climate and sustainability goals, such as YVR’s Net Zero by 2030 objective.

This agreement also signals a stronger partnership, one that acknowledges the power of unique perspectives, accountability, and a shared vision to support the development of Indigenous businesses and a sustainable Indigenous tourism economy, thus supporting the economic recovery of our province.

Iskwew Air received the blessing from Musqueam to operate on their traditional unceded territory on September 21, 2018 and began chartered operations in October 2019. In 2021, Iskwew Air marked its inaugural scheduled flight from YVR. Iskwew Air operates from the airport’s South Terminal offering daily scheduled service between Vancouver and Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. To book please visit

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