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YVR holiday spirit on parade Vancouver Airport Authority employees and their families joined Olympic and Paralympic athletes for this year’s Rogers Santa Claus Parade. YVR sponsored the parade’s Grand Marshalls.
here’s no better way to marshal in the
tion to providing entertainment for families, the
featured more than 60 marching bands, festive
as past Canadian Winter Olympians. Airport
holiday season than the Rogers Santa Claus
parade benefits the Greater Vancouver Food Bank
floats, choirs and community groups to get you
employees and their families drove holiday-
Parade featuring floats, family fun, and a
and your family in the holiday spirit.
decorated golf carts carrying the Olympians.
chance to show the spirit of giving.
This year’s parade was on December 6 and
Vancouver Airport Authority was proud to
The Airport Authority also handed out special
Now in its sixth year, the Rogers Santa Claus
ran along Georgia and Howe Streets—starting at
participate in the event as sponsors of the
boarding passes for YVR’s Public Observation
Parade has become a holiday tradition and cel-
Broughton Street and finishing at Davie Street.
parade Grand Marshals who will be Vancouver
Area that included a contest entry-form for a
ebrates the spirit of giving in the region. In addi-
Along with the big guy in the red suit, the parade
2010 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, as well
Imaginations take flight at YVR’s new Public Observation Area
See HOLIDAY SPIRIT page 3
China awards Canada with Approved Destination Status
hina has granted Canada Approved
Status, a designation that
makes it easier for Chinese citizens to visit Canada. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Beijing earlier this month, following his meeting with Wen Jiabao, Premier of China. In addition to allowing Chinese citizens to more easily obtain tourist visas to travel to Canada for leisure purposes, Approved Destination Status will allow Canada to actively market its tourism products in
Where imaginations soar—Vancouver International Airport Public Observation Area.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife, Jill, visit the Great Wall of China.
China. Travel agencies in China will
ships, but also our people-to-people
also be able to market and promote
ties,” said Prime Minister Harper.
leisure group tours for travel in
“As Canada prepares to welcome
the world to Vancouver for the 2010
hether you’re toting tod-
something to do for kids and adults
dlers or entertaining teens,
alike. With floor-to-ceiling windows,
“Approved Destination Status
Olympic and Paralympic Games, this
every member of the family
seating for 150 people, and interactive
marks a significant moment in the
new designation will help more of
will find something to spark their imagi-
displays, the Public Observation Area
history of our relations with China,
our Chinese friends discover why
nation at YVR’s new Public Observation
offers views and activities to rival any
indicating not only our mutual
Canada is one of the best places in
family attraction around-town.
commitment to strengthening our
the world in which to invest, inno-
It’s the perfect family activity—it’s free, it’s easy to get to, and there’s
Start your day with a ride on the
See IMAGINATIONS page 3
diplomatic and commercial partner-
See CHINA page 3
YVR gears up for winter weather
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Aeromag showcases its new de-icing trucks during a demonstration at YVR.
The Oshkosh H Series Sweeper keeps runways clear by using a 6.7-metre-wide broom.
Let it snow: YVR gears up for winter weather
tional new equipment, facility upgrades
more familiar with a wet
and technology that will increase the
Christmas than with a
airport’s capacity during snow and
white Christmas, the airport is ready
other winter conditions. Improvements
for whatever winter weather is in store,
include new, more powerful snow-
thanks to some heavy-duty additions
clearing equipment that will clear the
to its team.
runways in 20 minutes instead of 30
Last year’s record snowfall in
minutes; more than 20 de-icing trucks,
Vancouver—one metre of snow in
including 16 of the newest, and most
one month—along with the upcom-
environmentally-friendly vehicles; and
ing Vancouver 2010 Winter Games,
an additional de-icing bay.
prompted Vancouver Airport Authority
The Airport Authority and all its
to take a look at its snow removal
partners share a common goal of ensur-
and de-icing resources. The result has
ing its passengers can travel safely
been a $30-million investment in addi-
and as efficiently as possible in all
The Batts De-Icer truck sprays chemicals to keep YVR’s runways and taxiways from freezing during cold temperatures.
MB 4600 Snow Removal System is YVR’s all-in-one snow removal truck which both ploughs and sweeps snow.
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weather conditions. When snow falls
on the responsibility of managing the
in Vancouver, YVR’s winter operations
de-icing facilities and process.
plans kick into high gear with the activa-
AeroMag2000 is a world-leader
tion of its Emergency Operations Centre
in de-icing, and has a proven track-
to coordinate an airport-wide response.
record at North American airports with
From ground handlers, airlines and the
some of the harshest winter condi-
tower to Airport Operations, Customer
tions, including Montréal’s Pierre Elliott
Service and Parking and Ground
Trudeau Airport. Under the new con-
Transportation, everyone works togeth-
tract with AeroMag, there are 20 new
er to keep YVR running safely.
de-icing trucks that will service all air-
The Airport Authority is respon-
craft. The new trucks utilize the very
sible for keeping the runways, taxi-
latest in environmental technologies to
ways and roads leading to the airport
help minimize the ecological footprint
in safe, operating condition. YVR is
caused by de-icing operations. The new
prepared, with more than 126 unique
trucks require less glycol—the solution
pieces of equipment—including 10
used to de-ice aircraft. The amount of
newly purchased trucks—ready for
glycol can be adapted to the snow con-
snow removal on the two runways.
ditions, which means a potential glycol
These include ploughs, high-speed
reduction of up to 50 per cent.
blowers, sweepers, anti-icing trucks,
The new, more efficient equipment,
ramp clearing loaders, bobcats and
combined with the centralized de-icing
excavators. With five square kilome-
service, means that aircraft—and pas-
tres of runway, taxiway and apron,
sengers—will experience fewer delays.
keeping the airfield clear is nothing
Next time you are at YVR when it
short of a heroic task.
snows, take a look out the window to
When there is snow or frost, before
see the snow removal equipment and
any aircraft takes off it must be de-
de-icing trucks at work. Or stop by one
iced. While historically, airlines at YVR
of the YVR Customer Care counters
were responsible for de-icing their own
and pick up your own set of collector
aircraft, this year the Airport Authority
trading cards that feature the new snow
teamed up with AeroMag2000 to take
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year! Joyeux Noel, Bonne Vacances et Bonne Année!
Holiday Spirit from page 1 chance to win a behind-the-scenes
face painting, gingerbread making and
tour of the airport.
entertainment. And new this year, was
This year’s parade drew more than
the GE Plaza Meet & Greet with Santa
300,000 people and Rogers collected
following the parade. Kids had their
nearly 4,535 kilograms of food and
photo taken with Santa and families
$18,000 for the Greater Vancouver Food
enjoyed the free public skate at the
Bank Society. Much needed non-per-
newly renovated outdoor skating rink
ishable food and cash donations were
located at Robson Square.
on Departures, Level 3 of the International Terminal, offering
travellers baggage shrink-wrapping service at a rate of $7 per bag and $9 per
Rogers Santa Claus Parade visit their
Shrink-wrapping service provides
website at www.rogerssantaclauspa-
additional baggage protection and secu-
For more details on YVR’s Pubic
Capital Savings Christmas Square, locat-
Observation Area contest to win a VIP
ed in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery,
behind-the-scenes tour for you and
hosted pre-parade activities such as
your family, visit www.yvr.ca.
Imaginations from page 1 Canada Line. Kids love the experience of
terrain, rivers, and lakes via virtual
the train, and parents will appreciate its
flight and touches down in more than
affordability and ease—forget the stress
rity. However, travellers are advised that their bags may still be opened by Customs and Immigration officials. Priority Baggage also offers excess baggage shipping services by Purolator and home/hotel luggage pick-up service. These services offer a cost-effective shipping alternative for all travellers. Passengers
checked their bags and would like to
of driving and parking. Once you’ve
Parents of young children will appre-
shop at YVR retail outlets can now do
arrived, the fun begins—start exploring
ciate the children’s play area, located
so and send their goods home through
and let your imagination soar. You’ll
just below the Public Observation Area,
priority baggage’s home shipping ser-
find telescopes at the windows, includ-
and the close proximity and abundance
vice for YVR purchases program.
ing some at kid-friendly heights, to get
of washrooms and other amenities. If
close-up views of aircraft and activities
your family has worked up an appetite
visit www.prioritybaggage.ca, or call
happening on the airfield. Information
exploring the airport, you’ll find kid-
(604) 303-7402 to speak with a sales
panels will help you identify aircraft
and wallet-friendly choices for a snack
and learn about what you’re seeing.
or meal nearby. Familiar favourites like
A large scale model with push-button
Starbucks, Tim Horton’s, Pizza Hut, A&W
switches offers a unique, bird’s-eye per-
and Subway are just steps away—so you
spective of YVR’s island home.
can refuel and get back to the fun.
The Observation Area’s touch-
While you’re visiting the airport, don’t
screen kiosks feature air traffic con-
forget to fill out an entry form to win one
trol listening stations, real-time flight
of three VIP behind-the-scenes tours of
activity and videos about the people
the airport for a family of four.
and places that make up the airport.
Visit www.yvr.ca to learn more about
On loan from the provincial govern-
the Public Observation Area, find a map
ment, the BC Explorer gives visitors
of the area, or learn more about the con-
the chance to explore the province’s
Priority Baggage is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.
Name that Aircraft
Last month’s winner:
China from page 1 vate, work and compete.”
Burnaby the world’s most significant emerg-
In 2008, visits to Canada by Chinese
ing outbound tourism market, and will
citizens were up 5.3 per cent from
provide us with greater opportunities
2007, for a total of 159,000. Chinese
to grow our businesses while sharing
travellers had the highest average
all that Canada has to offer with our
length of stay (28 nights) in Canada
friends in China.”
and spent more than visitors from any
By 2020, China is expected to be the
other country ($1,648.51). According
world’s largest outbound market, produc-
to a Conference Board of Canada sur-
ing some 100-million outbound tourists.
vey, Approved Destination Status is
With an emerging middle class that is
expected to boost the yearly rate of
increasingly looking to spend its dispos-
travel to Canada from China by up to
able income on travel and tourism, there
50 per cent by 2015.
is a tremendous opportunity for Canada
“This is a vital and historic announcement for Canada’s tourism industry,”
and Vancouver to attract a significant flow of visitors across the Pacific.
said Randy Williams, president and CEO
Air Canada offers service to Beijing
of the Tourism Industry Association
and Shanghai from Vancouver. Air
of Canada. “The Approved Destination
China and China Eastern Airlines each
Status agreement with China will allow
offer service to Beijing and Shanghai,
Canada’s tourism industry to tap into
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YVR’s holiday décor includes annual tree-decorating contest
ast month, school children from
ing a ballot found underneath
elementary classes throughout
each tree and at Customer
Metro Vancouver visited YVR to
Care counters in the terminal.
participate in the 11th annual YVR
Every completed ballot will be
Christmas Tree-Decorating Contest.
entered in a draw to win $250
The children brought their handcrafted ornaments to decorate the trees, which were then hung on the columns
Terminal. YVR customers and airport employ-
YVR Bucks for use at any YVR shop, service or restaurant. Additionally, prizes will be awarded to those classes with the most votes for their deco-
Orphans’ Fund, which assists individuals
and local organizations concerned with
ees are encouraged to vote for their
All funds raised through donations
favourite Christmas tree by complet-
and sponsorship fees will go to the CKNW
the welfare of children who are underprivileged or have disabilities.
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Helijet’s plans for 2010 Games include expanded operating hours
Parlez-vous Français? Bilingual volunteers wanted
s YVR prepares to welcome
Volunteers receive classroom-style
the world for the 2010
training and mentoring from other
members of the team to help prepare
Winter Games, Vancouver Airport
them for their role. As well, they are
Authority is looking for bilingual
provided with a uniform and compli-
English-French speaking volunteers
mentary parking. As the Green Coat
to join their team.
program is staffed by volunteers, par-
The airport is honoured to be
ticipants receive no salary or benefits
served by volunteer customer service
other than the satisfaction of helping
ambassadors that have been a vital
part of the YVR community since
The main responsibilities of a
1989. The Green Coats can be found
Green Coat volunteer are:
throughout the terminals and are
• interacting with the public and
identified by their distinctive green jacket or vests and warm smiles. YVR recently celebrated the
20-year anniversary of the volun-
answering questions; • wayfinding/directional assistance; • providing information on services available in the airport; and
ichmond-based Helijet has pub-
said Jay Minter, director, marketing
Waterfront Station and easily accessible
lished its flight schedule for the
and product innovation, Helijet. “In
by many forms of transportation.
2010 Olympic and Paralympic
fact, we’re excited about welcoming the
Customers who prefer to drive
Winter Games period, which includes
world during the Games and providing
should note that vehicle access to the
expanded operating hours for scheduled
quick, convenient and seamless service
Vancouver harbour terminal is still
Coats who were part of the original
If you or someone you know are
flights between downtown Vancouver,
for our regular clients plus new visitors
available via Main Street only.
group, and their 20 years of service
fluent in both official languages, can
YVR and downtown Victoria that will
to British Columbia.”
was also celebrated at the dinner.
make a regular weekly commitment
operate earlier in the morning and later
include check-in security screening
into the evening. Daily
Some changes at Helijet terminals
Vancouver and Whistler will be available during the morning and late
for all passengers, luggage and cargo Helijet recommends passengers
“Helijet has been working close-
terminal via public transit, on foot or by
ly with Vancouver Olympic Security
bike due to traffic restrictions and diver-
and the RCMP to ensure we continue
sions throughout the downtown core.
to be the fastest and most frequent
Helijet’s downtown Vancouver harbour
Island connection for our passengers,”
terminal is conveniently located next to
Helijet offsets 900 tonnes of carbon emissions
elijet, the first private sector
their trips carbon neutral.
partner with British Columbia’s
All flights from August 1, 2009 to
Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), has
present will be included in the next
completed its first round of carbon off-
settlement, with plans to settle monthly
set purchases by retiring 900 tonnes of
starting in 2010. Helijet is also working with PCT
CO2e (Equivalent carbon dioxide). PCT is a Crown corporation estab-
to develop plans to offset greenhouse
lished in 2008 to deliver B.C.-based
gas emissions from other parts of
greenhouse gas offsets to help private
their business, including air ambulance
and public sector clients meet their
flights and ground operations.
carbon-reduction goals and to sup-
“We’re using a made-in-B.C. solution
port the growth of B.C.’s low-carbon
that reflects the interests of our passen-
gers,” said Danny Sitman, president and
Helijet paid $22,500 to PCT to
CEO, Helijet. “It’s the right thing to do
cover all scheduled flights operated
for our business, and it’s the right thing
between March 2009 and July 31, 2009.
for the environment.”
That means all Helijet passengers fly-
To date, Helijet’s contribution to
ing between Vancouver, Victoria and
Pacific Carbon Trust has had no impact
Richmond have had their flight’s green-
on fares and ticket prices have remained
house gas emissions offset, making
Mexicana now part of Oneworld alliance
ast month, Mexicana Airlines became part of the oneworld airline alliance. Mexicana’s subsidiaries MexicanaClick and MexicanaLink also joined
as affiliate members. All three airlines now offer the alliance’s full range of services and
• acting as unofficial tour guides
attended by 600 past and present
by providing information on the
Green Coats and VIP guests. Today’s
many tourist landmarks and
volunteer team includes 14 Green
with Helijet during the Olympic Games
The Airport Authority is very
of four hours or more and would like
period, contact passengerservices@heli-
proud of the Green Coats and for
to learn more about joining the Green
what they contribute to the airport
Coat volunteer team, email green-
community and as such makes a
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (604) 276-6802
significant investment in them.
for more information.
jet.com or see the Games bulletin on
shipments. arrive at their downtown Vancouver
For more information about travel
teer group with a gala dinner event
the homepage of Helijet’s website at www.Helijet.com.
Two YVR family members celebrate expansions
n a map, Kamloops Airport and Larnaka International Airport in Cyprus are a world
apart, but they recently shared a reason to celebrate as both airports opened new and expanded facilities. Kamloops Airport and Larnaka International Airport in Cyprus are two of the 18 airports currently managed by Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS), a global airport management and development company, jointly owned by
The newly expanded Kamloops Airport terminal building.
its subsidiary Kamloops Airport Ltd.,
overseeing the design and build con-
Kamloops’ expanded terminal can
has been responsible for the man-
tractor, and ensuring the terminals
ble-sided check-in counters, expanded
now serve 200 travellers at any time
agement and operation of Kamloops
and staff were ready for operations
project added about one-half more
pre-board screening, a larger secure
in an open and light-filled setting. The
Airport since 1997.
when the facilities opened. YVRAS also
space and a number of features
waiting lounge and two baggage belts in
terminal features a Kamloops sense of
Larnaka Airport is the largest air-
worked closely with local resources
designed to accommodate large air-
the arrivals area. The airport’s runway
place: inside, a ceiling of local Pine Beetle
port in Cyprus – an island country
and the contractor to ensure that the
craft and international flights. Located
was extended by 609 metres to serve
wood and traditional Tk’emlúps Indian
in the Mediterranean Sea. The air-
airports have a strong sense of place by
in B.C.’s Thompson Okanagan, the air-
large charter aircraft and a new Canada
Band art; outside, environmentally-
port opened a new terminal building
incorporating Cypriot cultural elements
port serves the city’s 85,000 residents
Border Services Agency area was built
sensitive xeriscaping (water-conserving
increasing capacity significantly to now
into the design.
and its growing tourism industry. The
to improve service for travellers arriv-
landscaping) and a Tk’emlúps Indian
serve 7.5-million passengers annually.
Visit the Kamloops and Larnaka air-
Band inspired Coyote rock cairn.
Vancouver Airport Services acted on
ports online at www.kamloopsairport.
behalf of Hermes Airports Limited in
com and www.hermesairports.com.
Vancouver Airport Authority and Citi
approximately 3,158-square-metre ter-
minal building now offers seven dou-
The Kamloops Airport terminal
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person Ted Townsend called Colbert’s “egregious slurs against Canadians and
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The Richmond Olympic Oval is home to the 400-metre speed skating track. It will seat 8,000 fans and will be the site for 12 medal events.
of the cash-strapped U.S. speed skat-
the Richmond Olympic Oval, which will
“The fact is we would never knowingly
ing team, and launched a fundraising
host long track speed skating competi-
harm one of our American cousins.
campaign on his website. In a sub-
tion during the 2010 Olympic Winter
However, we feel the best way to
sequent broadcast, he also attacked
prove we are committed to fair play
“syrup-sucking, Canadian iceholes,”
“We are proud syrup suckers who
accusing them of denying ice time to
have been unfairly branded as cheats,”
the American speed skating team at
said city spokesperson Ted Townsend.
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is for Mr. Colbert to come and see for himself.” In fact, the City of Richmond, which built and owns the Richmond Olympic Oval, offered to appoint Mr. Colbert as an official ombudsman to monitor the treatment of Americans during the Games. “We’ve even created a special uniform for the new ombudsman’s position, consisting of a lovely Richmond
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Olympic Oval pink toque, which we
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officious,” said Townsend.
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March 30-April 1, 2010
CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2010 Westin Bay Shore Vancouver, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC
This year’s theme is Discipline in Aviation: Professionalism in Flight. Keynote speaker, Cpt. Alfred Haynes For more information, visit www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com.
think would make Mr. Colbert look very
The city formally sent a letter of invitation to The Colbert Report’s studios in New York City encouraging him “to find some sled dogs and venture forth to the great frozen wasteland” to be the city’s guest at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in February. The American comedian has accepted the proposal as official ombudsman as long as the position requires no actual work. Townsend has verified the offer was “at best a ceremonial position” and Colbert will not be put to work on his arrival.
Air Canada offers fee option for preferred seats
Summit Customs Brokers Customs & Trade Consultants Brokers
CUSTOMS BROKERS AND CONSULTANTS
ir Canada is now offering econo-
available on a flight varies with each
ed they prefer the additional leg-
my class passengers the option
room afforded by certain seats in
to reserve a seat with additional
Air Canada is joining a growing
the economy cabin of our aircraft,
legroom including emergency exit rows
number of carriers that now offer cus-
notably those located in exit rows
and bulkhead seats.
tomers preferred seats for a price. Last
or near internal dividers known as
The Preferred Seat option starts
year Air Canada’s main Canadian com-
at $14 per one-way trip, and is
petitor, WestJet Airlines, began charg-
“With our Preferred Seat option, we
based on length of flight, fare pur-
ing a seat selection fee of $10 for a
are giving customers the opportunity to
chased and customer’s Aeroplan
regular seat or $15 for a seat in the
reserve these seats in advance so they
status. Customers will be able to
emergency exit row.
can look forward to their trip knowing they will enjoy extra comfort.”
select a preferred seat on any Air
Air Canada’s executive vice-presi-
Canada or Jazz flight at the time of
dent and chief commercial officer said
Air Canada is seeking $500-million
booking or anytime prior to check-
the airline is responding to consumer
in cost savings and revenue enhance-
in, subject to availability. The num-
demand for preferred seating.
ments by 2011, including $50-million
ber and location of preferred seats
“Some customers have indicat-
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Holiday travel tips to keep your spirits bright
As YVR prepares to welcome the world for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, we are seeking bilingual English/French speaking volunteers to join the team. Our volunteer customer service ambassadors, Green Coats, interact directly with the public and provide directional assistance and information on services available in the airport. If you are able to communicate in both official languages, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-276-6802 for more information.
During the holiday travel season take advantage of YVR’s complimentary gift-wrapping stations located at Customer Care counters.
hether you’re planning a sunny get-
to be inspected by security screening officers. If
away or going home for the holidays,
you pack gifts in your carry-on luggage, you can
you can help make sure your travels
have them wrapped after the security checkpoint
are merry and bright with this holiday travel
at one of the Airport Authority’s complimentary
gift wrapping stations located at Customer Care
Confirm Travel Details
Days before your trip, confirm reservations
Check Out Your Check-in Options
with your airline, determine baggage specifications
Check-in in advance to make your travel go
and what travel documents you need to bring with
more smoothly. Use YVR’s self-service check-in
you to the airport.
kiosks located conveniently at multiple locations
On the day of your flight, check the Vancouver airport’s website (www.yvr.ca) to confirm your flight information including the departure time and gate. Winter weather conditions here and in other parts of the world may impact your flight so be sure to sign up at the airport’s website to receive flight notification updates directly to your mobile phone.
Plan Ahead Online Use the tools at www.yvr.ca to plan your trip. See the Getting to & From YVR, Navigating YVR and Shopping, Dining & Services sections for detailed maps, guides and listings of places to eat and buy last-minute gifts.
Pack Smart To help ensure security and speed up the preboard screening process, plan ahead and learn
in Richmond, Vancouver, Whistler and along the Canada Line. You can also check-in online from your computer or mobile device from the convenience of your home, office or hotel hours before you arrive at the airport. If you prefer to check-in at the airport, you can choose counter or self-service check-in.
Arrive early Leave yourself plenty of time to check-in, clear security and board your flight. Learn about options for getting to the airport including the Canada Line, the hassle-free way to start your holiday travel. Always check your airline’s recommendation for your specific flight and needs, but generally during the holiday season you should allow: • 90 minutes for a flight within Canada;
about what to pack and how to pack to make
• 120 minutes for a flight to the U.S.;
your trip go smoothly. Remember that restric-
• 120 minutes for an International flight.
tions continue to apply for liquids, gels and
Enjoy Your Trip!
aerosols in carry-on baggage. You’ll find details
YVR’s 24-hour Customer Care staff and Green
on these and other permitted and non-permitted
Coat volunteers are on-hand to answer questions
items including packing tips and answers to your
and provide information and assistance.
security questions in the Security Information sec-
Now that you’ve made your list and checked
tion of YVR’s website.
it twice, take advantage of the airport’s shopping,
Don’t Wrap Your Gifts
dining and services to make the most of your time
Don’t wrap your gifts—their contents may need
at YVR or to help you relax before you board.
British Airways and Spain’s Iberia agree to merge
ast month, British Airways (BA) and Spain’s
have 419 aircraft flying to 205 destinations. BA
flagship carrier Iberia Airlines announced
customers will gain access to 59 new destinations
an agreement for a US$7-billion merger that
including 13 in Latin America, while Iberia’s cus-
would create the world’s third-largest airline by
tomers will gain up to 98 new destinations across
the BA network.
The proposed merger will result in the creation
Iberia’s chairman Antonio Vazquez will be
of a new holding company in which BA sharehold-
chairman of the new company, while BA’s chief
ers will hold 55 per cent and Iberia’s shareholders
executive Willie Walsh will be CEO. Each airline will
will hold 45 per cent.
have seven members on a new 14-member board.
In a joint statement, BA and Iberia said the
BA and Iberia will have dual hubs in London
merger would provide “enhanced customer ben-
and Madrid, and will keep their own licenses,
efits with a larger combined network for passen-
codes and brands for the first five years of the
gers and cargo and continued investment in new
customer products and services.” Once completed, the new airline group would
The merger is expected to be completed in late 2010.
A new neighbour in the airport community
new Richmond hotel prop-
speakerphones with data ports and sat-
specially propagated native plants that
erty is scheduled to open
ellite television. Hotel guests experience
were hand planted during the spring
a 100 per cent smoke-free environment,
and summer months. The result is a
with great river and airport views.
living wall that has now been installed
than four kilometres from Vancouver International Airport at the east end of
the Moray Bridge, within a five-minute
WestinWorkout fitness centre fea-
walk to Yaohan Centre and a 20-minute
tures an indoor pool, weight machines,
Skytrain ride to downtown Vancouver,
The Westin Wall Centre Vancouver
The Apron restaurant in the hotel with offerings from a West Coast-fresh
luxurious retreat for those wishing to
ties, the hotel features green initia-
Apron is geared for guests to start the
discover the Richmond area.
tives, including a large green roof area
day with a breakfast buffet and end the
The newly constructed hotel boasts
consisting of drought-tolerant sedum
evening with the perfect glass of wine,
180 guestrooms and eight suites span-
and ornamental grass species. The area
chosen from an extensive wine list.
ning 15 floors, and 789 square metres
features long curved arcs of both hard-
Located at 3099 Corvette Way (off
of versatile meeting space, including a
scape and planting to emulate the flight
No. 3 Road), Richmond, the Wall Centre
436-square metre ballroom.
paths and movement of planes.
looks forward to welcoming the airport
constructed to hold more than 9,000
promises a journey of culinary delights kitchen. Open from 6 a.m. – 12 a.m., the
tor of sales, the hotel is looking for-
tem on one side of the hotel.
In addition to a myriad of ameni-
According to Kyle Matheson, direc-
along with its own core irrigation sys-
Airport bills itself as a convenient and
A wall consisting of 360 panels was
community. For more information, call (604) 303-6565.
ward to becoming part of the airport community. It is fully booked for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, with its first guests arriving on January 18. “Wall Centre is looking forward to opening its doors in January and becoming part of the airport and Richmond communities,” said Matheson. “We feel that the Wall Centre service and the Westin Brand will provide a fresh new option for weddings, social events and meetings in Richmond.” In-room amenities include highspeed Internet access, two dual-line
More than 9,000 specially propagated plants species were hand planted into 360 wall panels in the hotel’s living wall.
Director of sales Kyle Matheson, stands in front of the new Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport during its earlier construction period.
Castlegar: A place to live, work and play
astlegar, located within the
been re-established, with these resi-
up an Artwalk brochure at the Visitor
Selkirk Mountains at the con-
dents increasing their involvement in
fluence of the Kootenay and
Columbia Rivers, is a small city in the West Kootenay region of B.C. The city
in September and
Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park, where
includes live enter-
a visit to the Russian Orthodox Chapel
Close to the Canada/US Border,
House will reveal the rich Doukhobor
tral home of townsite founder Edward
Castlegar offers visitors a huge back-
history of Russian émigré Alexander
small animal and
Mahon, who began mining in the area
yard for adventures and explorations,
fowl displays and a
both in town and in the surrounding region. In early June, don’t miss the Castlegar
Airport provides an opportunity to
omy fuelled by forestry and tourism.
Sunfest. This community event spans
learn more about Castlegar’s culture
It is home to Selkirk College, the West
three days and covers everything from
and history. It is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kootenay Regional Airport, a pulp mill,
a festival in the park and Miss Castlegar
daily, from May 1 to September 30.
and several small sawmills. The popula-
Pageant to the annual pancake break-
tion of more than 7,000 people includes
fasts and fireworks extravaganza. Play a round of golf at the champi-
games, Castlegar Vancouver
located across from the West Kootenay
transportation centre, with a local econ-
a large number of Doukhobors, descen-
The Pass Creek Fall
takes its name from the Irish ances-
Castlegar is a regional trade and
Fair 2009 takes place
Take a walking tour of historic
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre,
Almost next-door to the Discovery Centre, the Kootenay Gallery of Art, History, and Science features various exhibits.
Winter Activities Winterfest takes place in early December. This annual event focuses on family fun, with free activities for all ages.
Accommodation Accommodation ranges from hotels, bed and breakfast, hostel, cabins, as
Cross-country ski at Nancy Greene
well as five campgrounds.
dants of immigrants from southern
onship Castlegar Golf Club or the fami-
Russia who arrived there in the early
ly-friendly par-3 Little Bear Golf Resort.
Housed in a 90-year old Rail Station,
mately 25 minutes west of Castlegar
1900s and who were largely respon-
Take a guided ATV Tour through the
the Castlegar Museum is the best pre-
on Highway 3. Most of the 50-kilome-
The West Kootenay Regional Airport
sible for much of Castlegar’s early
mountains around Castlegar. Grab
served in the province. In it, one can
tre trails are tracked for classic tech-
is owned and operated by the City
development and growth. A sizeable
climbing gear and head for Kinnaird
imagine the hustle and bustle of pas-
nique only. Ski, or snowboard at nearby
of Castlegar. Air Canada provides
Portuguese community also grew as
Bluffs—local climbers say that Castlegar
sengers boarding turn-of-the-century
Nelson’s Whitewater Winter Resort, or
daily scheduled service to Castlegar
workers originating from the Azores
has some of the best rock climbing
trains, while the station agent’s resi-
Rossland’s Red Mountain Resort.
from both Vancouver and Calgary.
later moved in to take up employment
dence and the newspaper archives
and Paulson Trails, located approxi-
Explore the extraordinary network
guarantee hours of enjoyment. Learn
The area that became Castlegar was
of walking trails around Castlegar. The
about the Sinixt people who inhabited
on January 24, 2010, Day 87 of its 106-
an important centre for the Sinixt, also
in the area.
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay
Waldie Island Trail, for example, fol-
the region and the beginnings of the
day journey to the start of the Games
known as the Arrow Lakes Peoples. The
lows the shoreline of the Columbia
on February 12, 2010. To celebrate this
first recorded contact between the Sinixt
River. Waldie Island is protected as a
For water enthusiasts, experienced
once-in-a-lifetime event, the city has
and Europeans occurred in 1811 when
heron reserve and rich in wildlife so
guides are available to go fishing with
planned a fun-filled evening prior to the
British explorer David Thompson pad-
bring binoculars and enjoy spotting
for Rainbow, Gerard, and Brook Trout.
torch’s arrival, followed by other events
dled up the Arrow Lakes. The European
birds and other wildlife.
Explore the wild and woolly Slocan
the day the torch arrives.
invasion of the West Kootenay caused a Sinixt Diaspora, but since the late 1980s a permanent Sinixt presence has
Do the Artwalk. It’s a showcase for
River with a kayaking or float trip.
Castlegar overflows with natural
local artists that runs all summer in 25
The Castlegar and District Recreation
beauty and abundant community spir-
different locations around town. Pick
Centre has a great pool for kids.
it, making for a warm welcome when
To learn more about Castlegar, visit www.castlegar.com. To see the YVR Community Showcase videos that feature Castlegar, visit www.yvrconnections.com.
The West Kootenay Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of Castlegar and offers regular service to both Vancouver and Calgary.
New Air Canada checked bag policy for Wide range of holiday promotions from Air China transborder and transatlantic travel
ir Canada has changed its checked bag policy on U.S. transborder and transatlantic
Effective immediately, customers who purchase Economy Class tickets (Tango, Tango Plus and Latitude fares) for travel on or after January 19, 2010, to/from the United States, Europe and Israel will be able to check one bag for free, in addition to permitted carry-on baggage, and charged for a second checked bag as follows: • For flights to/from the United States Dalian is the southernmost city of Northeast China the title of “open-city,” which allows it to receive considerable foreign investment.
(including Hawaii, excluding Puerto Rico), CAD/US$30; and • For flights to/from Europe and
o celebrate the holiday season,
flights from Beijing to Dalian in north-
Air China has launched several
east China will be as low as $32, cheaper
promotions, including discount-
than travelling by sleeper train.
Israel, CAD/US$50. The fee for a second checked bag to/from the United States, Europe and
In addition to low airfares, any pas-
Israel will not apply to Air Canada
senger aged 50 and up who is travelling
Prestige, Elite, Super Elite members or
From now until December 31, 2009,
together with another passenger will
Star Alliance Silver and Gold members.
travellers who book round-trip inter-
enjoy a discount of more than $15 for
Executive Class and Executive First
national tickets via Air China’s Ticket-
one-way flights more than 800 kilome-
customers continue to receive an allow-
Order Hotline will enjoy a five per cent
tres, and a discount of more than $7 for
charge for checking in both a first and
as to/from Mexico, the Caribbean,
ance of three checked bags on all flights,
one-way flights under 800 kilometres.
South and Central America, Asia and
regardless of destination.
ed tickets, fuel rebates and additional air miles for PhoenixMiles members.
Air Canada’s checked baggage policy
For the same period, Air China’s
To activate these offers, passengers
The airline says its new policy on
domestic flight airfares are being
may call the Air China Ticket-Order
of two free checked bags for Economy
U.S. transborder routes compares
offered at record low prices. Tickets for
Hotline (604) 685-9552 and pay by
Class ticket holders remains unchanged
favourably with major U.S. carriers that
flights from Beijing to Dadong, Taiyuan,
phone with a suitable credit card.
for all travel within Canada, as well
and other cities within China will average approximately $30. The airfare for
For more information on flights, visit www.airchina.ca.
New X-ray technology provides airport security upgrades
Complete details on Air Canada’s policy
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he Canadian Air Transportation
in five major Canadian airports this
has awarded UK-based Smiths
year: Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto,
Detection a $27-million contract to pro-
Montreal and Halifax. Calgary, Winnipeg
vide 145 advanced X-ray systems that
and Ottawa airports will get the system
will upgrade existing Canadian airport
in the next fiscal year.
The Advanced Threat Identification
threat detection and screening technologies, with multiple security equipment
single-view X-ray scanners in airports
deployed at nearly 85 per cent of the
across Canada. Unlike conventional sys-
world’s commercial airports.
tems, aTiX captures multiple views of
CATSA is a federal Crown corpora-
carry-on bags in a single sweep to pro-
tion that is responsible for the provision
vide more information about every piece
of key aviation security services includ-
of luggage. It also includes powerful
ing the deployment and maintenance
software which help the operator detect
of explosives detection equipment at
potentially harmful items.
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Welcoming the world begins in Richmond
Cancellations lead to production declines in aerospace industry
he first Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Visitor
Olympic visitors in numerous languages, have opened at Lansdowne Canada The negative effects of the global recession on corporate profitability have sent shipments of corporate jets falling 40 per cent in 2009.
Line Station. A total of 16 kiosks will
open at key locations throughout Richmond, Vancouver, West Vancouver and Whistler. Staff at the blue-and-green kiosks will provide visitors and spectators with maps and information on attractions, accommodation and restaurants. The kiosks will be open on weekends until the Games begin, and will then be open 14 hours a day during the Games and the Paralympic Games in March. The kiosks cost between $53,000
in Port Moody by Unison Construction
It is estimated that British Columbia
in certain body movements, but his
security section at YVR con-
complete recovery is still a long
sists of a team of a manager,
an operational support staff mem-
member of the YVR community,
inspectors who interact with all
and Transport Canada receives
members of the YVR community.
requests daily for updates on his
Last month one of the security
With prices and production now
aerospace industry that finds Canada’s
falling, profits are forecast to decline by
aerospace industry has fared better
nearly 20 per cent next year.
through the recession than many other
The Conference Board reports
manufacturing industries. However,
that both business confidence and
production is now declining primarily
profits are showing signs of improve-
because of reduced demand for busi-
ment, and a recovery in demand
is expected to begin by the end of
are forecast to improve, but because
will welcome more than 250,000 visi-
cent this year and expected to fall again
of low margins aerospace industry
tors specifically for the Games.
in 2010. Additionally, net new orders
profits are expected to remain below
for the industry have been negative
their 2001 peak for the foreseeable
in four of the past five months, and if
ber, and 11 transportation security
Industrial Outlook on Canada’s
duction is forecast to decline by 2.1 per
Fund set up for Transport Canada employee Robbie Sandher ransport Canada’s aviation
are priced in U.S. dollars.
2010. Starting in 2011, profit levels
for by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture Management Ltd. and use B.C. wood.
of the aerospace industry’s products
has released its Autumn 2009
According to the report, aircraft pro-
and $75,000 each and have been paid and the Arts. They were manufactured
he Conference Board of Canada
this trend persists may lead to addi-
The Conference Board of Canada is
tional production cuts for the aerospace
an independent, not-for-profit research
organization funded through fees
Despite decreased demand, pre-tax
charged for services to the private and
profits are expected to reach $461-mil-
public sectors. To obtain a copy of the
lion this year, thanks to the weaker
complete report, Canadian Industrial
Canadian dollar at the beginning of
Outlook: Canada’s Aerospace Product
the year. The latter has translated into
Manufacturing Industry-Autumn 2009,
higher effective prices, given that many
Boeing’s Dreamliner odds-on for first take-off
condition and progress.
inspectors, Robbie Sandher, tragi-
An account to support Sandher
cally and unexpectedly suffered a
and his wife and baby daughter has
brain stem stroke. Since the stroke,
been set up at the YVR branch of
Sandher has been on a ventilator in
the Royal Bank by transportation
intensive care at New Westminster’s
security inspector Rob Head and
in trust for Robbie Sandher or Joyce
Royal Columbia Hospital. He has sur-
colleague Joyce Qadir. Deposits to
Qadir in trust for Robbie Sandher.
prised medical staff with his prog-
the account can be made at any
For more information,
ress to date, working hard to achieve
RBC branch by providing account
small but incremental improvements
number 05500-5035506, Rob Head
or call 604-666-2822.
Prototype Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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ith chief executives from
wide-body, twin-engine 787 Dreamliner.
both Boeing and Airbus
The bookmaker is betting that the
pledging that their latest
Airbus four-engine turboprop, military
aircrafts, the Dreamliner and Airbus
transport aircraft will be less likely to
A400m, respectively, will each have
out-gun Boeing in this particular race
their maiden flight before the end of
and is offering odds of 6-4 that it will
this year, Ireland’s largest bookmaking
take-off ahead of the Dreamliner.
outfit, Paddy Power, is taking bets on
Last month, Boeing reaffirmed that
which of the new aircrafts will be first
its delay-plagued Dreamliner remains
to leave the ground.
on track for its first test flight by the
Both the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
end of the year.
and the Airbus A400M military trans-
According to a Paddy Power spokes-
port plane have been hit by numerous
person, “This has the makings of a very
delays and industry observers are now
interesting race with obviously billions
speculating that maiden flights for
on the line for both airlines. Our bet-
both aircrafts may now be pushed
ting suggests that Boeing is the early
leader but this could obviously change
Paddy Power is offering odds of 1-2 that U.S.-based Boeing will be first to take to the skies with their mid-sized,
very fast.” All odds at Paddy Power remain subject to fluctuation.
Delta and American in bidding war for Japan Airlines
fter posting US$1.5-billion in
ty investment in return for JAL defecting
with JAL under an open skies treaty to
losses during the first half of
from the oneworld alliance and its part-
liberalize air travel between the United
its fiscal year to September,
nership with American Airlines.
States and Japan. The treaty is expected to be agreed upon by the two govern-
last month Japan Airlines (JAL) issued
American Airlines and JAL’s part-
a statement that the company was
ners in the oneworld alliance subse-
working with the Japanese government
quently issued a declaration of support
The chief executives of the one-
through a “turnaround procedure” that
for JAL, reinforcing its commitment to
world alliance member airlines have
would enlist the assistance of a private
retain JAL as a valued, full member, and
reaffirmed their belief that their alli-
offering a “total alliance value proposi-
ance offers JAL the best revenue oppor-
tion” totalling US$1.8-billion of invest-
tunities, access to funding, network
ment and additional revenue.
fit, quality partners, hubs and the best
JAL’s economic woes prompted Delta Airlines along with its SkyTeam airline alliance member carriers to offer US$1-
American Airlines has also said it
billion, including a US$500-million equi-
would apply for antitrust immunity
ments as early as this month.
prospect for a stable and successful future.
JAL Boeing 777-300 with special oneworld livery.
Working together to build better cargo facilities
ing area to accommodate three- and
improvements. Victor Chow, BC Hydro’s
with their tenants before
five-ton trucks and containers up to
account manager for IAT, together with
proceeding with building
a BC Hydro Power Smart engineer per-
renovations, the result can be beneficial
“The upgrades to the Miller Road
formed an audit of the building’s power
to both parties. And that is exactly what
facility were badly needed and have
needs, which showed that the great-
happened when International Aviation
improved the working conditions in the
est energy savings and payback would
Terminals (IAT) decided to proceed
warehouse, ten-fold,” said Lyle Gibson,
come from lighting. BC Hydro subse-
with upgrades to its YVR airside cargo
general manager Western Canada,
quently approved incentive funding for
building at 4840 Miller Road.
Cargojet, one of the tenants at the facil-
the lighting upgrades through its Power
nology resulted in a win-win for all
pleted in less than two years, resulting
Located on Sea Island, IAT manages
ity. “The new energy-efficient lighting
in an improved facility that will benefit
and develops airport-based warehouse,
is fantastic, not only providing substan-
“The completed project resulted in
“We are very pleased with the results
ground service equipment, hangar, and
tial cost-savings, but also brightening
much improved lighting, with occu-
of the 4840 upgrade project as it has
office facilities, with a mandate to pro-
our staff’s working environment. New
pancy sensors for the warehouse and
lowered operating costs and increased
vide an optimum working environment
dock level and airside doors that work
energy saving of 594,000-kilowatt hour
efficiency for users of the facility,” said
for its tenants.
without problems have also decreased
that will save more than $30,000 in
George. “IAT is committed to working
our maintenance costs.”
hydro bills,” said Chow. “The energy
in partnership with Vancouver Airport
saved is enough to power close to 60
Authority and our tenants to assist in
the realization of their strategic goals.”
In January 2008, IAT began a process of one-on-one meetings with ten-
BC Hydro’s Energy Study program,
ants at 4840 Miller Road to create a list
which investigates any energy-using
of upgrades that would improve build-
system, such as lighting, mechanical
IAT’s president and CEO, Zachary
The entire upgrade process, includ-
ing efficiencies to best benefit their
or information technology within a
George, believes that the consultation
ing re-painting the entire building and
facility, played a large part in IAT’s
process and decision to upgrade the
the installation of new exterior lighting
warehouse, office and exterior lighting
facility with new equipment and tech-
and exterior security cameras, was com-
The result of these meetings was a commitment by IAT to spend $1-million on upgrades to the cargo facility. These improvements were achieved with cooperation from Vancouver Airport Authority, with whom IAT extended its land lease agreement in April 2008. Additionally, IAT consulted with Ray Segat, Vancouver Airport Authority’s director of business and land development, to best achieve the proposed upgrades. “The partnership with IAT on this project proved to be a good example of a successful consultation process, where improved efficiencies of the building made a large contribution to
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Answers - November 2009
BC Aviation Council 2009 Award Winners
he Board of Directors of the
Al Michaud Memorial Bursary for
leadership, promotion and consistent
BC Aviation Council (BCAC)
Commercial Pilot Flight Training
contribution to the continuous develop-
ment of aviation in the B.C.
Robert S. Day Award: Bob Cowan—for
the Council’s 2009 Scholarships and
Jerry Jellali (Coastal Pacific Aviation);
Bursary awards at its annual Silver
Beau Stephenson (Selkirk College)
Wings Award Banquet held last month.
Barry and Jim Aviation Maintenance
The Council has a 71-year tradition of promoting and encouraging the
outstanding contribution and leader-
Graduate Bursary ($3,000)
development and advancement of avia-
Vicki Rees (University of the Fraser Valley)
ship in the development of aviation in B.C. Environmental
Airport—for enhancing and improving
tion and aerospace in B.C. A key mis-
Jason Ouellet Memorial Bursary for
sion of the Council has been its support
Commercial Pilot Training ($1,000)
the riparian habitat around Haslam
of education and training of human
Creek on the airport property in prep-
resources to meet the skill require-
aration for their runway extension
ments of the industry, most notably
BC Airports’ Managers Association
through the annual award of bursa-
Bursary ($1,000 each)
The Back and Bevington Award for
ries to students engaged in aviation
Angelo Dye (BCIT); Adrian Gafton
Aviation Safety: 442 Transport and
Rescue Squadron—for outstanding ser-
studies. This year’s winners were:
Aviation Maintenance Engineering
Anne and Rudi Bauer Memorial Bursary
Training Bursary ($1,000)
for Pilot Training ($1,000 each)
Scott Pinning (University of the
Doan Ngo (Coastal Pacific Aviation);
Brennan Steemers (Pacific Flying
BCAC also recognized excellence in
the aviation industry through a series
vice to the people of BC. The
Vancouver Airport Authority—for leadership and support of the Canada Line. Excellence in Airport Management:
William Templeton Airport Operations
of non-monetary recognition awards
Princeton Airport—for development
at their airport, which serves the
Aviation: Bud White—for outstanding
Bobby Lee (BCIT)
entire Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen.
Neighbourhood Restaurant Guide Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner Try something different today for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The following restaurants are at or within five minutes from YVR, and most offer airport employee discounts. MAIN TERMINALS Domestic (Pre-Security) • Milestone’s: Casual West Coast diningLevel 3 Departures • Starbucks: Coffee, pastries, sandwichesLevel 3 Departures 1 A&W: Breakfast served daily—Bacon ‘n Egger with real bacon and real eggs, hash browns, French Toast. Also, hamburgers, fries, beverages, including A&W’s famous root beer. Open 5am-10pm. Level 3 Departures. Also located at International Departures (Post-Security) • Harvey’s: Breakfast, burgers-Level 3 Departures • Subway: Sandwiches, salads & wrapsLevel 3 Departures • Swiss Chalet: Rotisserie chicken-Level 2 Arrivals • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups-Level 2 Arrivals & Level 3 Departures • Jugo Juice: Juice, smoothies, wraps & paninis – Level 3 Departures • Wok ‘N Roll: Chinese & Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures
International (Pre-Security) • Hanami Japanese Restaurant: Dim Sum & Japanese cuisine-Level 3 Departures • Koho Restaurant & Bar: Casual diningLevel 3 Departures
is the season for dining with friends and family at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport’s awardwinning signature restaurant, Globe@YVR.
Executive Chef Kamal Silva and his talented culinary team have created lavish menus highlighting the best of the holiday season. Christmas Lunch Buffet ������������������������������������������������ $38 per person YVR colleagues receive a 25% Discount. December 7-21 (weekdays only) noon – 2:30pm
Festive Dinner Buffet����������������������������������������������������� $70 per person December 24, 5:30pm – 10pm
Festive Brunch Buffet���������������������������������������������������� $62 per person
• Galiano Bakery & Café: Breakfast, sandwiches & pastries-Level 3 Departures • Burger King: Breakfast, burgers, salads -Level 2 Arrivals & Level 3 Departures • Flying Wedge Pizza: Pizza, salads & soups-Level 3 Departures • Fortune Wok: Asian cuisine – Level 3 Departures • OPA! Souvlaki of Greece: Greek cuisine-Level 3 Departures • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soup – Level 2 Arrivals • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures Airport South 2
December 25, 11:30am – 3pm
Christmas Dinner�������������������������������������������������������������� $55 per person December 25, 5:30pm – 10pm
New Year’s Eve Gala Buffet�������������������������������������������� $72 per person December 31, 5:30pm – 10pm
Prices exclusive of taxes and gratuities
Online: www.fairmont.com/vancouverairport 24 hour advance reservations required. YVR colleagues must have valid YVR identification. Discount valid for Christmas Lunch Buffet only, not applicable to groups and cannot be combined with any other offer. Some restrictions apply.
Join us for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Brunch & Dinner Buffet Dec. 21 – 24 • 3-Course Dinner $30
Christmas Day Brunch: Adults $36; Seniors $27; Kids (5-10) $18 Dinner: Adults $39; Seniors $29; Kids $19 Call 604-232-2804 to make your reservations now for our Christmas Buffet. Please visit our blog Americangrille.blogspot.com to view the menus and prices
Airside Café & Catering 350-5400 Airport Road South. Located opposite Million Air. Come & enjoy our fall specials, All You Can Eat for only $7.99 or pick up one of our Lunch Boxes To Go for only $6 – choice of 4. (604) 273-6628 ATC Cafeteria 3800 Cessna Drive. In the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus. (604) 419-3782 The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill 4760 Inglis Drive. Located on the water, inside Harbour Air Seaplanes Terminal, near Vancouver Airport South. Incredible
MARPOLE Cravings Restaurant & Lounge 8804 Osler Street, Vancouver. Located behind the Coast Hotel, only 5 minutes from YVR. Lunch, dinner, weekend breakfast. Tapas, classic pastas, steaks, seafood, vegetarian meals, stirfries, 6
MILLER ROAD • Café Runway #109-5000 Miller Road. Breakast, lunch. 6am-5:30pm. (604) 273-1170 OVER THE BRIDGE(S) 8 The Boathouse Restaurant 8331 River Rd. Specializing in fresh seafood from the west coast of B.C. & around the world. Ever-changing selection of fresh fish, premium oysters & certified Angus steaks. Dinner, lunch, weekend brunch. 11am – 10 pm. (604) 273-7014 Lunch, dinner. 11am-10pm. • Italian Tomato Restaurant 8380 Bridgeport Rd. (604) 247-0048. Lunch, dinner. 11am-10pm. • Mr. Pickwick’s Fish & Chips 8620 Granville Street, Vancouver Lunch, dinner, British pub foods & fresh seafood. 11am- 8:30pm. (604) 266-2340 Hotel Restaurants • Accent Inns Vancouver Airport 10551 St Edwards Dr IHOP Restaurant: breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 273-3311 • Best Western Abercorn Inn-9260 Bridgeport Road 11 Highlander Restaurant: Open for lunch & dinner, serving a variety of high-
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Reservations highly recommended, please call 604-232-2804 7571 Westminster Hwy Richmond, BC www.yvr-vancouver-airport-marriott.com
location, great food, good service & good value. Open 7 days per week 11am to midnight, weekend Breakfast from 9am. (604) 273-0278 • McDonald’s Restaurant 6020-6086 Russ Baker Way. Burgers, fast food, 5am-midnight. (604) 718-1022 3 The Sideslip Café #100-5360 Airport Road South. Located at Esso Avitat. Open 6am-10:30 am for breakfast and until 3pm for lunch. Serving homemade soups, sandwiches & paninis & daily specials. Fresh baked pastries, organic tea & coffee. Take out & catering. (604) 303 SLIP (7547) • Skyway Restaurant (YVR South Terminal) #118-4440 Cowley Crescent. Breakast, lunch. (604) 231-9822 • Sushi Café 5455 Airport Road South. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, 6am-10pm. Eat in or take out. (604) 761-2362
burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, salads, soups and more. (604) 264-8444 Konichiwa Seafood & Sushi Bar 1320 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver Lunch, dinner. Japanese sushi, sashimi, seafood. 11am-10pm. (604) 267-9991 Wick’s Café 1300 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver. Paninis, esspresso, bagels, pastries, soup, muffins, cinnamon buns. Mon - Fri: 7am-9pm. Sat. 8am-7pm. Sun. 8am-7pm. (604) 677-6396
(opposite Million Air) 350-5400 Airport Rd South, Richmond, BC BREAKFAST & LUNCH MON – FRI 7:00am to 4:00pm
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8804 Osler Street | Vancouver (Oak Street & 72nd Avenue)
Behind the Coast Hotel • Only 5 minutes from YVR
604 264 8444 www.cravings.ca
quality continental and world cuisine including seafood, pastas & European specialty dishes as well as burgers and sandwiches. Lunch 10:30am-2pm; dinner 5pm-9:30pm. (604) 270-7576 • Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel 1041 SW Marine Drive White Spot Restaurant—full-service restaurant, breakfast, lunch, dinner, take out. (604) 310 - 7768 7 Hudson’s Landing Pub—classic pub food, including fish & chips, pizza, burgers & sandwiches. Open for lunch & dinner. 11:30am-12:15pm. (604) 263-5445 • Comfort Inn Vancouver Airport 3031 No. 3 Road Atrium Inn Restaurant & Lounge – breakfast, 6:30am-10:30am (604) 278-5161 • Delta Vancouver Airport 3500 Cessna Drive Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant – lunch, dinner. (604) 278-1241 • Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 7311 Westminster Highway Carver’s Steakhouse & Lounge – dinner. (604) 207-7107 Tivoli’s Restaurant – breakfast, lunch. (604) 278-5555 12 The Fairmont Vancouver Airport (at YVR) –3111 Grant McConachie Jetside Bar: Level 3 International Departures – offers a selection of appetizers, snacks, and shared food. (604) 248.3281 Globe@YVR: Award-winning signature restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and featuring a special holiday menu. (604) 248-3281 5 The Fraser Arms 1450 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver The Fraser Arms Café—enjoy the $2.99 breakfast special every day, starting at 7am weekdays & 8am weekends; lunch served until 2 pm. (604) 261-2499 • Hilton Vancouver Airport 5911 Minoru Blvd Carmichael’s Restaurant: breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 232-5000 • Holiday Inn International Vancouver Airport 10720 Cambie Road Fogg n Sudds Restaurant – pub style food with a wide selection of international beers. (604) 273-0776 • Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport 8181 Cambie Road Fresh Restaurant & Lounge-breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 279-8181 • River Rock Casino Resort 8811 River Road Tramonto – breakfast 6:30am-11am, lunch 11am-2pm, dinner (604) 247-8573 4 The Buffet at River Rock – all you can eat buffet, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Newly renovated, The Buffet at River Rock highlights fresh local produce & offers culturally diverse & traditionally inspired dishes with complimentary selected beverages. (604) 247-8900 • Sandman Signature Hotel 10251 St Edwards Drive Cucumber Café – breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 276-2853 Chop Steak Fish Bar – casual dining. (604) 276-1180 • Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Highway 9 Harold’s Bistro & Bar – breakfast, lunch, dinner. Full menu of contemporary cuisine, wide selection of award-winning B.C. wines, beers on tap and spirits. Open 6:30am-11:00pm. (604) 273-7878 • Travelodge Hotel Vancouver Airport 3071 St Edwards Drive Pantry Restaurant – breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 214-0007 • Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel 7571 Westminster Highway 10 The American Grille—American
cuisine enhanced with regional flavours. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Open 6am-10pm. (604) 232-2804 STEVESTON • Yokohama Teppanyaki Sushi & Steakhouse 140 – 12251 No 1 Road. Authentic Japanese cuisine served at their Teppan Grill, where your dinner is cooked to perfection right before your eyes. Book your party of 4 or more at the special Christmas Party Dinner price of $29.95 per person. Open Mon to Fri 10:00am to 10:00pm. Weekends 11:00am to 9:30pm. (604) 271-8896.
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Spaghetti & Meatballs $7.99 (after 3pm)
Breakfast 6-10:30am Lunch 11am-3pm • Monday to Friday
Half-price Pizza (all day) Kitchen open late every night All Canucks & UFC Pay-Per-View Team Fundraisers available
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Two locations at YVR: Level 3 Departures, Domestic Terminal (Pre-Security) Level 3 Departures, International Terminal (Post-security)