CYVR Vancouver International Airport VFR

  • Name
    Vancouver International Airport
  • Type
  • Restriction
  • Region
  • Timezone
    4:20 pm (PST)
  • Municipality
  • Coordinates
    49° 11′ 38″ N 123° 11′ 2″ E
  • Elevation
    13 ft (4 m MSL)

About Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is an international airport located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, serving the city of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland region. It is located 12 km (7.5 mi) from Downtown Vancouver. YVR is the second busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic (24.9 million), behind Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario. As a trans-Pacific hub, the airport has more direct flights to China than any other airport in North America or Europe. It is a hub for Air Canada and WestJet. Vancouver International Airport is one of eight Canadian airports that have US Border Pre-clearance facilities. It is also one of the few major international airports to have a terminal for scheduled float planes.

The airport has won several notable international best airport awards. It won the SkyTrax Best North American Airport award in 2007 and 2010 through 2022, for a record of 12 consecutive years. The airport also made the top 10 list of airports in the world for the first time in 2012, rated at 9th (2012), 8th (2013), and 9th (2014) overall.

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