FACTOID # 12: It's not the government they hate: Washington DC has the highest number of hate crimes per capita in the US.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver International Airport[1]

Image File history File links Yvr_logo. ...

IATA: YVR – ICAO: CYVR
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Transport Canada[2]
Operator Vancouver International Airport Authority
Serves Vancouver, British Columbia
Location Richmond, British Columbia
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 49°11′38″N 123°11′04″W / 49.19389, -123.18444
Website www.yvr.ca
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08L/26R 9,940 3,029 Concrete
08R/26L 11,500 3,505 Asphalt/Concrete
12/30 7,300 2,225 Asphalt/Concrete
26A 3,500 1,066 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft Movements 322,307
Number of Passengers 16,929,233
Aircraft statistics from Transport Canada.[3] Passenger statistics from Vancouver Airport.[4]

Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. It is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements, behind Toronto Pearson International Airport, with non-stop flights daily to Asia, Europe, Oceania, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and other airports within Canada. The airport has won several notable international "best airport" awards, and it won the Skytrax "Best North American Airport" award in 2007.[5] YVR also retains the distinction of "Best Canadian Airport" in the regional results.[6] In 2006, Vancouver International, saw 16.9 million passengers[4] and 332,307 movements[3]. It is an Air Canada hub as well as a focus city for WestJet. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Transport Canada is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... This article is about the construction material. ... The term asphalt is often used as an abbreviation for asphalt concrete. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Sea Island is located in the city of Richmond, British Columbia, directly across the river from Vancouver and fifteen kilometres from Vancouvers downtown core. ... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Canadas busiest airport by aircraft movements and number of passengers served is Toronto Pearson International Airport, which is also the only Canadian airport ranked in the top 30 airports in the world (by number of passengers). ... YYZ redirects here. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Oceania (disambiguation). ... West Indies redirects here. ... Skytrax is a United Kingdom-based researching company for commercial airlines. ... Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... A WestJet Boeing 737-700 WestJet Airlines Ltd. ...


The Vancouver International Airport is one of eight Canadian Airports that have U.S. border preclearance facilities. The United States maintains border preclearance facilities at a number of ports and airports in foreign countries. ...

Contents

History

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh refused to include Vancouver in his North American tour because of the lack of a proper airport. Two years later, the city purchased land on Sea Island for aviation purposes.[1] Charles Augustus Lindbergh (4 February 1902 – 26 August 1974), known as Lucky Lindy and The Lone Eagle, was an American pilot famous for the first solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic, from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Paris in 1927 in the Spirit of St. ... Sea Island is the smaller of the two red islands Sea Island is located in the city of Richmond, British Columbia, directly across the river from Vancouver and fifteen kilometres from Vancouvers downtown core. ...


Gateway

Vancouver Airport Authority has built a reputation as a premier gateway airport between Asia and North America. It is the closest major North American airport to Asia on the great circle routes which saves air carriers and passengers time. Although metropolitan Vancouver has a population of about 2.6 million, YVR boasts more non-stop service to Asia relative to size of local population than any other airport in North America. This is because of the close family and business ties between Vancouver and Asia and the success of the Authority, together with air carriers, in building a connecting hub or gateway between North America and Asia. The result is that Vancouver is better connected to the world than would otherwise be the case.


Terminals

Interior of the domestic terminal's check-in area for Air Canada.
International arrivals hall
International arrivals hall
International departures hall.
International departures hall.
A Canadian Aboriginal wood sculpture, located on the first floor of the domestic terminal.
A Canadian Aboriginal wood sculpture, located on the first floor of the domestic terminal.
Construction of the Canada Line at Vancouver International.
Control Tower
Control Tower

Vancouver International Airport has three terminals: The domestic terminal, which was constructed in 1968 and recently given a top-to-bottom renovation; the International Terminal, which was newly constructed in the early 1990s, and the South Terminal, which is a portion of the original terminal that is still in use. The International and Domestic terminals can effectively be considered to be one building divided into two sections, while the South terminal is located in a remote part of the airport. The South Terminal serves regional airlines which fly mostly within British Columbia. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x738, 387 KB) Summary Interior view of the Vancouver International Airports domestic check-in area. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x738, 387 KB) Summary Interior view of the Vancouver International Airports domestic check-in area. ... Vancouver International Airport - Inside I, the creator of this image, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Vancouver International Airport - Inside I, the creator of this image, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1483 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vancouver International Airport User:Buchanan-Hermit/photographs/richmond Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1483 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vancouver International Airport User:Buchanan-Hermit/photographs/richmond Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File links YVRsalmon-statue. ... Image File history File links YVRsalmon-statue. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Download high resolution version (461x614, 48 KB)Vancouver Airport - Control Tower I, the creator of this image, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Download high resolution version (461x614, 48 KB)Vancouver Airport - Control Tower I, the creator of this image, hereby release it into the public domain. ... An airport terminal is a building at an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes. ...


Cost

In May 2005, the federal government, which owns the land, announced it was cutting rent costs by 54%. The rent reductions will cut the cost of the lease by approximately $840 million CAD between 2006-2020, or $5.0 billion CAD over the term of the lease, which ends in 2052. Currently, the airport authority pays about $80 million CAD each year in rent.


Passengers traveling through YVR are no longer required to pay a separate Airport Improvement Fee; it now is included in the price of a ticket. An Airport Improvement Fee is a tax paid by departing or connecting passengers at an infrastructure improvements. ...


Architecture

Vancouver International Airport's interior has a uniquely B.C. theme, featuring one of the most extensive collections of North West Coast Native art in the world, and blues and greens to reflect the colours of the land, sea and sky. The airport uses a great deal of carpet and vast expanses of glass to let in large amounts of natural light. One of the most noticeable pieces in an arriving passenger's trip is the International arrivals hall, a large area where customs and immigration procedures are completed. Arriving passengers come down escalators leading to a platform across a large waterfall. The YVR aboriginal art collection includes wooden sculptures and totem poles. Bill Reid's sculpture in bronze, "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe", is displayed in the international departures area. Bill Reids sculpture The Raven and The New Men, showing part of a Haida creation myth. ... The Spirit of Haida Gwaii is a sculpture by British Columbia Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). ...


Future expansion

By November 2009, in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Canada Line, a rapid transit line running from Richmond to the airport to downtown Vancouver, will be completed, for which Vancouver International Airport is contributing up to $300 million. The total cost of the project is $2 billion. A Link Building ($117 million, completion 2007) will be the docking area for users of the line and will link the international terminal with the domestic terminal. A nine-gate international terminal expansion will be done in two phases ($420 million; Phase 1 – 2007; Phase 2 – as soon as 2010). The first phase will see four new gates with two conventional wide-bodied gates and two able to accommodate the Airbus A380. The international terminal addition will have several examples of beauty in British Columbia, including a stream in a proposed pathway and fish and jellyfish tanks. Wikinews has related news: Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next winter Olympics and will take place in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... RAV redirects here. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ...


Vancouver International Airport Authority is currently developing a 2007-2027 Master Plan and Land Use Plan, a look forward 20 years to ensure YVR will be able to accommodate the passengers it expects. It is asking the community for input and toured local malls with an informational display to elicit feedback. The tour is complete, but the public can still provide feedback through the Master Plan section of the YVR website, where a copy of the draft Master Plan recommendations is also available.


Operation Yellow Ribbon

The airport's reputation as a premier gateway airport between Asia and North America was made evident during Operation Yellow Ribbon on September 11, 2001. With U.S. airspace closed as a result of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, there was no choice for Vancouver International Airport but to take part in the operation since it was the only major Canadian airport on the west coast that has the capability of handling large aircraft for trans-Pacific flights. The airport handled 34 flights carrying 8,500 passengers—more passengers than any other Canadian airport involved in the operation. One of the aircraft diverted was an Air China 747 from Beijing to San Francisco, escorted by two U.S. F-15s onto the airport's north runway, apparently due to a communication problem. Operation Yellow Ribbon is the name of the operation that Transport Canada created to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights following the September 11, 2001, attacks. ... Operation Yellow Ribbon is the name of the operation that Transport Canada created to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights following the September 11, 2001, attacks. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


The airport won the 2001 Airport Management Award from the B.C. Aviation Council and was cited for overcoming many challenges in a professional and compassionate way.[7]


Airlines and destinations

Domestic terminal

Gates A1-A5, B11-B22, and C32-C52

  • Air Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto-Pearson, Victoria, Winnipeg)
    • Air Canada Jazz (Calgary, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Edmonton, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Penticton, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Regina, Sandspit, Saskatoon, Smithers, Terrace, Victoria, Whitehorse, Yellowknife [seasonal])
  • Air North (Whitehorse)
  • Central Mountain Air (Campbell River, Comox, Dawson Creek, Kelowna, Quesnel, Williams Lake)
  • Sunwing Airlines (Montréal, Toronto-Pearson)[8]
  • WestJet (Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal, Ottawa, Prince George, Toronto-Pearson, Winnipeg)
Vancouver International
Vancouver International

Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Jazz Air LP (Air Canada Jazz) is a Canadian regional airline based in the Halifax Regional Municipality, at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia. ... For the U.S. airline formerly known as Air North, see Brockway Air. ... Central Mountain Air is an airline based in Smithers, British Columbia, Canada. ... Sunwing Airlines is an airline based in Canada. ... A WestJet Boeing 737-700 WestJet Airlines Ltd. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB)[edit] Summary Location: Vancouver, Canada. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB)[edit] Summary Location: Vancouver, Canada. ...

International Terminal

Gates D50-D77 and E69-E96 (Gates E69-E96 are for flights going to the United States)

  • Air Berlin (Operated by LTU) (Düsseldorf) [9]
  • Air Canada (Anchorage, Beijing, Cancun, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo [seasonal; begins December 22], Kahului, Kona, Las Vegas, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Osaka-Kansai, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose del Cabo [seasonal; begins December 21], Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Sydney, Tokyo-Narita)
  • Air China (Beijing)
  • Air India (Amritsar, Delhi) [begins late 2007/early 2008] [10]
  • Air New Zealand (Auckland)
  • Air Transat (Amsterdam, Cancun, Frankfurt, Glasgow-International(*), London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)(*), Manzanillo, Montego Bay, Munich, Paris-Charles De Gaulle [begins May 29], Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Varadero)
* = Seasonal Summer services to be transferred to Thomas Cook Airlines beginning Summer 2008

Air Berlin (FSE: AB1) is Germanys second largest airline after Lufthansa. ... Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Jazz Air LP (Air Canada Jazz) is a Canadian regional airline based in the Halifax Regional Municipality, at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Air India (formerly Air-India, Hindi: ) is the national flag carrier of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Air Transat is an airline based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, operating scheduled and charter flights and serving 90 destinations in 25 countries. ... Alaska Airlines, (NYSE: ALK) is an airline based in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... Horizon Air is a regional airline based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is the eighth largest regional airline in the USA serving 46 cities in the USA and Canada. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (SEHK: 0293)(traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is an airline based in Hong Kong, operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to 120 destinations worldwide. ... Not to be confused with Air China, the national airline of Peoples Republic of China. ... China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (Simplified Chinese: ) (SSE: 600115 SEHK: 0670 NYSE: CEA) is an airline based in Shanghai, China. ... China Southern Airlines (中国南方航空公司) (SEHK: 1055, NYSE: ZNH) is an airline based in Guangzhou in the Guangdong province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Condor Flugdienst is an airline based in Germany. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... This is an article about an airline in North America. ... EVA Air (Chinese:長榮航空 Chángróng Hángkōng) is a Taiwanese airline based at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan, operating passenger and dedicated cargo services to international destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and North America. ... Flyglobespan Boeing 737-683 registered G-CDKD, landing on Runway 05 Glasgow International Airport, Scotland. ... This article is about Frontier Airlines that was founded in 1994. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... KLM can also refer to KLM (Human Computer Interaction) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... Korean Air (formerly Korean Air Lines) (KRXS: 003490) (Korean Air Daehan Hanggong) is the flag carrier airline of Korea, its global headquarters are located in Seoul, Korea. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the second largest airline in Europe (after Air France - KLM). ... Martinair is both a charter and scheduled airline based in the Netherlands, with daily passenger or cargo charter and regular flights to many destinations around the world from its main base of Schiphol International Airport (AMS) near Amsterdam. ... XA-MEX, a Mexicana A320 at Benito Juárez International Airport, México City, 2006. ... MyTravel Airways is a major United Kingdom scheduled and charter airline with headquarters in Rochdale, England. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... Northwest Airlink is the name of Northwest Airlines commuter airline subsidiaries, flying turboprops and regional jets from Northwests domestic hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Memphis. ... Compass Airlines is a regional airline based in Chantilly, an area in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. It is a subsidiary of Northwest Airlines that began flying a single Bombardier CRJ-200LR aircraft under the Northwest Airlink brand between Minneapolis/St. ... Oasis Hong Kong Airlines Limited (traditional Chinese: ) is a long-haul low-cost airline based in Hong Kong, It operates scheduled services to London Gatwick Airport and Vancouver, and plans to serve other destinations in Europe and the USA. Its main base is Hong Kong International Airport. ... Philippine Airlines, also known historically as Philippine Air Lines (PAL), is the national airline of the Philippines. ... Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated ; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: S55) is the national airline of Singapore. ... Skyservice Inc. ... Sunwing Airlines is an airline based in Canada. ... Zoom Airlines Boeing 767-300 ER at Manchester International Airport Zoom Airlines Boeing 767-306 ER at Toronto International Airport Zoom Airlines Boeing 767-328ER at Glasgow International Airport Zoom Airlines Boeing 767-300ER For the British sister company, see Zoom Airlines Limited Zoom Airlines Inc. ... Thomas Cook Airlines Boeing 757-200 series at Glasgow International Airport July 2006. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... United Express is a brand name under which seven regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. ... This is an article about an airline in North America. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline[1] headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... A WestJet Boeing 737-700 WestJet Airlines Ltd. ... Zoom Airlines Boeing 767-300 ER at Manchester International Airport Zoom Airlines Boeing 767-306 ER at Toronto International Airport Zoom Airlines Boeing 767-328ER at Glasgow International Airport Zoom Airlines Boeing 767-300ER For the British sister company, see Zoom Airlines Limited Zoom Airlines Inc. ...

South terminal

  • Amigo Airways (Nanaimo)
  • Baxter Aviation (Nanaimo)
  • Harbour Air (Ganges Harbour, Montague Harbour, Miners Bay, Lyall Harbour, Bedwell Harbour, Victoria/Inner Harbour, Nanaimo Harbour)
  • Hawkair (Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Grand Prairie, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Victoria (BC))
  • HeliJet (Victoria/Inner Harbour)
  • Howe Sound Seaplanes (Victoria)
  • Kelowna Flightcraft (Masset, Sandspit, Kelowna)
  • KD Air (Qualicum Beach)
  • Northern Thunderbird Air (Smithers, Mackenzie, Prince George)
  • Orca Airways (Tofino)
  • Pacific Coastal Airlines (Anahim Lake, Calgary, Campbell River, Comox, Cranbrook, Penticton, Port Hardy, Powell River, Trail, Victoria (BC), Williams Lake)
  • Regency North Vancouver Air (Tofino)
  • Saltspring Air (Ganges Harbour, Maple Bay)
  • Seair Seaplanes (Ganges Harbour, Montague Harbour, Miners Bay, Lyall Harbour, Port Washington, Telegraph Harbour, Nanaimo/Departure Bay)
  • Swanberg Air (Grande Prairie)
  • Tofino Air (Silva Bay, Sechelt)
  • West Coast Air (Nanaimo, Sechelt, Victoria/Inner Harbour)

Baxter Aviation Ltd provides scheduled and chartered services throughout the Pacific Northwest in executive Beaver and Cessna float equipped aircraft // History Founded in 1985 by Tom and Linda Baxter, Baxter Air began with a single Cessna 185. ... DeHavilland Single Otter in Harbour Air livery Harbour Air is an airline based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Hawkair is a regional airline operating in British Columbia. ... S-76A in Helijet livery. ... Kelowna Flightcraft is a charter airline employing over 1200 people head quartered in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... IATA code: XC Airline based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... NT Air or Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. ... Orca Airways is a small Vancouver, Canada based airline operating a fleet of 5 Piper Navajo aircraft from the South Terminal at YVR Vancouver International Airport It currently operates flights from Vancouver to Tofino on Vancouver Island, as well as charter operations. ... Pacific Coastal Airlines is a commuter airline based in Vancouver, Canada, that serves communities on the southern British Columbia coast and on Vancouver Island. ... Tofino Air is a small Canadian airline offering service out of Gabriola Island, Sechelt, and Tofino. ... West Coast Air is a scheduled and charter airline based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...

Cargo only carriers

Cargojet Airways is a cargo airline based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (SEHK: 0293)(traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is an airline based in Hong Kong, operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to 120 destinations worldwide. ... Empire Airlines is a charter and air cargo line based in Hayden, Idaho. ... FedEx Express, based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, is the worlds largest cargo airline. ... Kelowna Flightcraft is a charter airline employing over 1200 people head quartered in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... Morningstar Air Express was founded in Edmonton in the summer of 1970 as Brooker Wheaton Aviation Ltd. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... Purolator may refer to: Purolator Courier, a Canadian courier. ... A DHL Boeing 757. ...

FBOs

There are several fixed base operators that service aircraft at Vancouver International Airport: A Fixed Base Operator (also known as Fixed Base of Operation), or FBO, is a service center at an airport that may be a private enterprise or may be a department of the municipality that the airport serves. ...

CHC Helicopter Corporation (sometimes known as Canadian Helicopter Corporation or Hélicoptères Canadiens) (TSX: FLY.SV.A TSX: FLY.MV.B NYSE: FLI) is the world’s largest global commercial helicopter operator. ... For other uses, see Exon (disambiguation). ... Heli-One is the world’s largest helicopter support company other than the original manufacturers and is a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter TSX: FLY.A 23. ... Million Air is an aviation company the operates 28 FBOs across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. ... Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is one of the worlds largest global energy companies. ... Landmark Aviation is an aviation services company that offers a wide variety of services at MRO repair centers, at 34 FBOs across the United States and Canada, and within its aircraft sales, charter and management business. ... Royal Dutch Shell plc is a multinational oil company of British and Dutch origins. ... Servisair is an aircraft ground handling company, operating at 175 airports worldwide. ...

Incidents

  • Robert Dziekański, a 40-year-old Polish immigrant, died after leaving the secondary inspection area at the airport on 14 October 2007. Dziekański, who had become visibly agitated after spending ten hours in the customs area, died shortly after being tasered at least twice by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers.[14]
  • On October 19, 2007, at approximately 4:10pm, a Piper Seneca bound for Pitt Meadows took off from YVR and crashed into a nearby apartment building in Richmond, British Columbia. The pilot was the sole occupant of the plane. He was killed in the crash. Two others were injured, both who were in the apartment building at the time. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Wikinews has related news: Video of man tasered at Vancouver airport released Robert Dziekański was a Polish immigrant who arrived at the Vancouver International Airport on 14 October 2007 where he died after being tasered at least twice by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Summary An electroshock gun or stun gun, is a weapon used for subduing a person by administering an electric shock. ... RCMP redirects here. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Piper PA-34 Seneca is a highly popular light transport aircraft, often used for personal transport. ... Pitt Meadows is a District Municipality in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ...

See also

The following active airports serve the Greater Vancouver area in British Columbia, Canada: Boundary Bay Airport, CZBB Delta Delta/Delta Heritage Air Park, CAK3 Delta Langley Regional Airport, CYNJ Langley Pitt Meadows Airport, CYPK Pitt Meadows Surrey/King George Airpark, CSK8 Surrey Vancouver International Airport, CYVR Richmond Abbotsford International Airport... Minoru Parks running track, built on its former horse racecourse. ...

References

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 25 October 2007 to 0901Z 20 December 2007.
  2. ^ Airport Divestiture Status Report
  3. ^ a b Transport Canada TP 1496 - Preliminary aircraft statistics 2006
  4. ^ a b Vancouver Passenger Statistics
  5. ^ 2007 Regional Airport Awards. Skytrax (2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  6. ^ 2006 Airport of the Year: Results. Skytrax (2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-04.
  7. ^ . "2001 Annual Report" (PDF). Vancouver International Airport Authority. Retrieved on 2006-09-30.
  8. ^ http://www.sunwing.ca
  9. ^ http://www.airberlin.com/site/index.php?LANG=eng
  10. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/2007/20070817/main5.htm?.v=2
  11. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=ayKziNsynIMw&refer=canada
  12. ^ http://www.globespan.com/ire/YVRflights.asp?OutDepAir=DUB&OutArrAir=YVR&Class=E&Frame=Top
  13. ^ http://cnrp.ccnmatthews.com/client/westjet/releaseen.jsp?actionFor=761010&year=2007&releaseSeq=0
  14. ^ Taser video shows RCMP shocked immigrant within 25 seconds of their arrival. CBC (2007-11-15). Retrieved on 2007-11-15.

The Canada Flight Supplement with its current blue cover since Nav Canada took over publication. ... UTC redirects here. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Vancouver International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1282 words)
It is the second busiest airport in Canada, with non-stop flights daily to Asia, Europe, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and other airports within Canada.
Vancouver International Airport is one of eight Canadian Airports that have U.S. border preclearance facilities.
Vancouver International Airport has three terminals: The domestic terminal, which was constructed in 1968 and recently given a top-to-bottom renovation; the International Terminal, which was newly constructed in the early 1990s, and the South Terminal, which is a portion of the original terminal that is still in use.
Vancouver International Airport - YVR 'Jewel of the Pacific Rim' (799 words)
Vancouver International Airport is among the most modern and efficient airports in the world.
Today the old Vancouver Airport Terminal, now known as the South Terminal, is undergoing a complete face lift to become a modern regional hub for small aircraft, float planes, helicopter operations, corporate charters, regional carriers, and aerospace facilities.
YVR is governed by the Vancouver International Airport Authority, made up of a 15 person community-based Board of Directors, nominated by entities such as the City of Richmond, the City of Vancouver, and the Vancouver Board of Trade.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m