We are excited to share that YVR has won a Routes America Award under the 4-20 Million Passenger category at the annual Routes conference in Chicago this week.
The award recognizes our success in understanding market priorities and airline needs, which resulted in YVR welcoming a number of new airlines and routes in 2022 while also seeing the return of many popular destinations. All of which helped us continue to connect B.C. proudly to the world.
This includes celebrating new service with Fiji Airways, JetBlue, Lynx, Jetlines and Sun Country and partnering with Iskwew Air, the first Indigenous- and woman-owned airline. It also includes seeing Air Canada restore many of its services and adding new destinations like Bangkok, Miami, Austin and Halifax, as well as working with WestJet as it refocused its strategy to West and expanded connections to the U.S.
In total 52 airlines connect YVR to 111 destinations worldwide in 2022.
Our success is not ours alone. We continue to leverage our Team YVR approach, working closely with our airline and tourism partners to promote YVR and our region, strengthening our connectivity in service of the community and economy that support it.
Thank you to our valued partners and entire airport community for your continued support and contributions. We’re looking forward to building on our growth and success in 2023.
Routes is a celebration of global air connectivity, and these awards are recognized as some of the most valuable in the route development community.