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YVR Operational Update

YVR limits international arrivals over next 48 hours to enable recovery from major storm, get travellers moving again

The winter storm that hit Metro Vancouver and Southern British Columbia Tuesday evening caused widespread flight delays and cancellations. As a result, a significant number of aircraft remain at YVR, which has led to congestion on our airfield and limited our ability to facilitate arriving and departing flights.

Our focus is to depart aircraft from the airport and get crews and passengers safely on their way. Therefore, we will be temporarily limiting arriving international flights for approximately 48 hours, effective Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 a.m. through Friday, December 23 at 5:00 a.m.

We anticipate that approximately 30 arriving international flights with 17 airlines will be affected, including All Nippon Airways, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Eurowings, Eva Air, Hainan, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines.

We fully recognize the impact this will have on individuals and families over the holiday season. However, the congestion caused by Tuesday’s storm events make this action necessary.

Those scheduled to fly with the above airlines or who are expecting to welcome someone who is are encouraged to contact their airline for latest information or to rebook. YVR representatives are also available to answer questions: [email protected].

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