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While the airport’s doors are always open, on May 1 and 2 the Airport Authority invited the community to view YVR’s distinctive art and architecture as part of Doors Open Richmond. Now in its third year, Doors Open Richmond is a community event that provides free access to heritage and cultural sites around the City of Richmond. YVR was one of 40 locations participating in the twoday event, which included home art-studios, theatres, places of worship, parks and even a winery. Throughout the weekend, travellers and culture enthusiasts benefitted from learning about some of the airport’s most celebrated features including The Spirit of Haida Gwaii:

The Jade Canoe, the Living Green Wall at Canada Line’s YVR-Airport Station and the Public Observation Deck. With experts on hand to provide information about airport operations, airport architecture and one of the largest collections of Northwest Coast native art, visitors were treated to a great airport experience. Introduced in Glasgow in 1990, Doors Open quickly spread across Europe and by 1998 had showcased 28,000 sites in 44 countries. Famous in Toronto, Doors Open is building momentum in Richmond and adding new sites every year. Visit for information on Doors Open sites and places of interest in Richmond.

Graham Clarke’s time at the helm of YVR ends on an Olympic high After 13 years, Graham Clarke is stepping down as chairman of Vancouver Airport Authority, effective June 10, 2010. Clarke, who has been a member of the Board of Directors since YVR became Canada’s first community-based airport authority in 1992, will continue as a director. The Airport Authority’s new chair will be announced at its annual public meeting on May 13. “While I’ve been on the Board since 1992, and chair since 1997, my connection with YVR dates back to the 1980s,” said Clarke. “At the time, the Vancouver Board of Trade, together with other community groups and individuals, set out to turn YVR into a community-based airport, with management transferring from the federal government to our local airport authority. The results have been incredible. I think that by any measure, YVR has been a success, not just for British Columbia, but also for Canada. And that success was demonstrated most recently during the 2010 Winter Games. “Looking ahead, I believe that the Airport Authority, like all successful organizations, will always be a work in progress. For me, that constant striving to improve is at the core of our achievements. And it’s one of the reasons why it has always been an honour and a pleasure for me to serve our community and province as part of the airport family.” Vancouver Airport Authority president and CEO, Larry Berg said Clarke’s leadership as chair of the Board of Directors went a long way to keeping YVR closely connected to the community. “As someone who was actively involved in creating the YVR we know today, Graham has always worked to make sure we stay true to our vision of being

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both a gateway and a local airport authority. Part of that vision is a pride in our province and in working with the community to be a significant contributor to British Columbia’s economy,” said Berg. “Under Graham’s leadership, we’ve made sure that YVR looks and feels like British Columbia from the moment you land and walk into our terminals,” said Berg. Clarke will continue to chair Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS), a company owned jointly by Citi Infrastructure Investors and Vancouver Airport Authority. Currently, YVRAS manages a network of 18 airports around the world. Clarke is president and owner of the Clarke Group of Companies, which does business in the transportation, hospitality, marine and tourism sectors. He has served as director or chair of numerous organizations and companies, including The Vancouver Board of Trade and Tourism Vancouver.

Air Canada’s regional affiliate, Jazz Air, has signed an agreement to purchase 15 Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The airline currently operates 64 Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets and 64 Dash 8/Q-Series turboprops. Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, the purchase is valued at approximately $454-million US, and could increase to $937-million US should Jazz purchase the additional 15 aircraft on which it has put options. “The introduction of the Q400 NextGen aircraft is a perfect complement to our fleet of Canadian-built Bombardier turboprops and regional jets,” said Joseph Randell, president and CEO, Jazz Air. “This aircraft, which in Jazz configuration will have 74 seats in a single-class cabin, offers superior passenger comfort, fuel efficiency and improved environmental performance. I’m confident that our passengers will appreciate the quiet interior and speed of this new technology.”


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Jazz is the world’s largest operator of Dash 8/Q-Series aircraft, and forms an integral part of Air Canada’s domestic and Canada-U.S. transborder market presence and strategy. “We are delighted that Jazz has recognized the capabilities of the Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for short- and medium-length regional routes,” said Gary R. Scott, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Since it entered revenue service a decade ago, the Q400 aircraft has raised turboprop service and passenger comfort to an unprecedented level around the world.” Launched in March 2008, the loweremission, fuel-efficient, Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner is the most recent development in the evolution of the Q400 aircraft, and the advanced successor to the Dash 8/Q-Series family of aircraft. Revised in the same spirit as Bombardier’s CRJ NextGen aircraft family, the Q400 NextGen aircraft features an enhanced See JAZZ AIR page 3

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A moment of silence

Workers at YVR paused for a moment of silence on April 28 to mark the national Day of Mourning. Held annually on the same date, the Day of Mourning recognizes and remembers workers in all occupations who have lost their lives as a result of work-related accidents or occupational diseases. Last year in British Columbia alone, 121 workers died and more than 94,000 were injured as a result of workplace injury, illness or disease. More than eight large construction projects were completed at YVR last year. WorkSafe B.C.’s Heavy Industry lost-time accident frequency in 2009 was approximately 6.0, while YVR’s lost-time accident frequency was 1.2. One of the ways Vancouver Airport Authority measures their health and safety performance

is by tracking any injuries that occurred on the job and resulted in an employee missing work. In 2009, three lost-time injuries occurred within Vancouver Airport Authority. The Airport Authority’s target for each of these indicators is zero. While the Day of Mourning paid tribute to fallen workers, observing 121 seconds of silence honouring every life lost, Vancouver Airport Authority remains committed to creating a safe workplace and healthy workforce everyday. Every employee has the right to work in a safe environment. The Airport Authority encourages employees to report any unsafe work environment they see to their supervisor. To learn how you can ensure safety in your workplace visit

Public invited to attend YVR’s Annual Meeting May 13 As part of YVR’s commitment to the communities it serves, each year Vancouver Airport Authority hosts an Annual Public Meeting to provide an update on its activities of the past year and plans for the year ahead. Topics include financial statements as well as airport operations and capital program updates. All YVR stakeholders and the general public are invited to attend the meeting. After the presentations, the public is given an opportunity to ask questions to senior management at the Airport Authority. Don’t worry if you can’t make it on May 13, the Airport Authority’s 2009

Annual Report along with their strategic plan, master plan, capital plan and performance reviews are now available online at Or for the first time, follow the Annual Public Meeting on Twitter ( as the Airport Authority tweets live from the meeting. Guests attending are encouraged to use public transit, Canada Line YVR Airport station is the closest station to the meeting venue. If you choose to drive, parking is available in the airport parkade and complimentary parking passes will be distributed to guests at the meeting.

For additional information on parking and transportation, please visit the parking section of the airport’s website,

Vancouver Airport Authority’s Annual Public Meeting: Date & Time: Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 3:30p.m. Location: East Concourse, Departures Level, International Terminal Building (below the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel) 3211 Grant McConachie Way Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Richmond, B.C.

Taking the paper out of Air Cargo You enjoy fresh lobster from Nova Scotia and mangoes from the Philippines thanks to air cargo, but what you might not realize is that your food comes with a notso-tasty side order—paper. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), each air cargo shipment carries with it as many as 30 paper documents—enough to fill 80 Boeing 747 freighters every year. That is why IATA, in cooperation with industry stakeholders such as carriers, freight forwarders, shippers and customs authorities are working on an initiative called e-freight. E-freight replaces 16 of the 30 documents with electronic messages, and aims to increase that number to 20 this year. E-freight was one of the topics discussed IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, held in Vancouver March 8-11 and reported on in the March issue of SkyTalk.

YVR was a sponsor and host airport for the meetings that included 750 industry experts who looked at a range of issues and solutions for some of the challenges facing air cargo such as efficiency and security. YVR utilizes its geographic advantage and its established connections to Vancouver Harbour, trucking and rail

routes to help make it a successful international cargo gateway. In 2009, some 198,000 tonnes of cargo was transported through YVR. Learn more about air cargo at Find out more about E-Freight and other topics discussed at the World Cargo Symposium on


Vancouver Airport Authority’s 2009 Annual and Sustainability Report is now available online. Visit and click on the Annual and Sustainability Report link. As part of the Airport Authority’s commitment to open and honest accountability with our stakeholders, the Annual Report contains information about our performance in 2009 of all aspects of our business.





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Fire safety at YVR CARA Airline Solutions recognized for workplace health and safety Last month, CARA’s airport services division in B.C. was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for excellence in occupational safety management by the BC Food Processors Health and Safety Council (BCFPHSC). The Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program is administered by the Council and is an initiative that recognizes and rewards employers who develop and implement sustainable health and safety programs and systems that meet and exceed legal requirements. The program promotes the concept of managing health and safety equally with other components necessary for a successful business, such as profitability and productivity. “Our goal is to gain commitment from B.C. employers in the food and beverage processing industry to reduce occupational death, injury and disease,” said Lisa McGuire, executive director of the BCFPHSC. “We are very pleased to acknowledge CARA as the first employer in airline catering services in B.C. to receive a Certificate of Recognition following the audit of their facility in Richmond in December 2009. As the certifying partner of the program, we look forward to recognizing many more COR-certified organizations in the very near future.” In 2008, the food and beverage indus-

(Left to right) David Walks, manager training and commissary, CARA; Lisa McGuire, executive director, BC Food Processors Health and Safety Council (BCFPHSC); John Braganza, manager loss prevention and safety, CARA; John McMahon operations director, BCFPHSC. try had an injury rate of 7.1 per 100 workers, which is more than double the provincial injury rate of 2.9 for all industries. Last year, there were a total of 3,239 claims in food processing, with the most common causes of injuries being overexertion, slips and falls and being struck by objects. The BCFPHSC is a not-for-profit orga-

nization of experienced health and safety professionals that are available to employers within the B.C. food processing industry. Their services include health and safety training, advisory services, resource development, administering the COR program, developing and delivering occupational health and safety resources to the food manufacturing industry.

Name that Aircraft As part of the airport’s safety and security exercises, YVR’s Emergency Response Services team lit a special aircraft on fire and then using big trucks, hoses and their skills and knowledge, put out the fire—over, and over, and over again. As part of Vancouver International Airport’s ongoing commitment to safety and security, YVR’s Emergency Response Services (ERS) team conducted two weeks of training on a Mobile Aircraft Trainer (MAFT) in April. On loan from the Edmonton International Airport, the MAFT enables YVR’s ERS team to practice controlling and extinguishing aviation fuel spill fires and aircraft fires in a safe and environmentally friendly way. The fires are created using liquid propane gas and are ignited remotely by a safety officer who monitors the situation to ensure everyone’s safety. Each fire and session is based on a different scenario,

including a cabin fire, engine fire, wheel and brake fire, as well as large fuel spill fires. Training and live exercises are a vital part of YVR’s emergency management plan, which focuses on three principles: Prevent, Prepare and Practice. A plan is only as good as its execution, which is why practicing is so important. To ensure the airport’s emergency response team is able to contribute to the safety of day-to-day operations at YVR, the ERS responders must renew their certification annually. For video footage of the training exercise, visit YVR’s blog at

WestJet links with Cathay Pacific WestJet has signed an interline partnership agreement with Hong Kongbased carrier, Cathay Pacific that is expected to be in place later this month. The agreement will allow for co-operation between the two airlines on ticketing and baggage handling, making it easier for a traveller on a Cathay flight into Canada to catch a connecting flight operated by WestJet. Cathay already has this type of interline agreement in place with Air Canada. According to WestJet, carrying more connecting guests to and from international

destinations and the U.S. is a substantial growth area, and the airline has revealed plans to sign and implement partnerships with strategically aligned carriers from each of the major regions around the world. One of these partnerships includes a recent agreement with Delta Airlines that provides WestJet with the option to acquire slots at La Guardia Airport in New York City, subject to U.S. regulatory approval. Last month, Southwest Airlines and WestJet terminated their codesharing relationship, with both parties agreeing to move forward independently.

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operators, and the worldwide fleet has logged more than 2.5-million hours and 2.8-million take-off and landing cycles. In addition to their role as regional airliners, Q400 aircraft are also being used in corporate transport and firefighting, and are suitable for an array of nonairline operations.

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Air Canada Vacations begins direct Vancouver-Los Cabos service this summer

El Arco is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas, and a popular area for sea lions. Starting July 3, 2010, Air Canada Vacations will launch non-stop, seasonal service between Vancouver and Los Cabos, Mexico on Saturdays. The service, which will run until August 21, 2010, will be operated using an Embraer E90 that can accommodate up to 93 passengers. Located at the southern tip of Mexico’s

Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos includes the towns of Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, as well as the resort corridor that lies between the two. The area is known for big game fishing, golf, scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking. A popular holiday destination, Los Cabos offers a variety of high-end spas and luxury resort accommodations.

Air Canada Vacations has nine resorts in Los Cabos, including: Barceló Los Cabos Palace Deluxe, Crowne Plaza Los Cabos Grand Faro All Inclusive Resort, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort and Spa, Me Cabo, Posada Real Los Cabos, Royal Solaris Los Cabos, Temptation Resort and Spa Los Cabos, Tesoro Los Cabos and Zoetry Casa del Mar Los Cabos.

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When riding the Canada Line becomes an education

Vancouver is aiming to be the world’s greenest city by 2020, and transit plays a large role in achieving this goal. Through a Community Liaison Awareness project, the staff at ProTrans BC, the operator of the Canada Line, is hoping to educate young transit riders about safety in and around the Canada Line transit system by offering tours to elementary school groups and community groups such as brownies, cubs or summer day camps. Group Leaders who are interested in participating in this program can choose from two options. The tour of the Canada Line can be incorporated into the beginning of a field trip as the children ride the train to their destination, or they can make the tour of the Canada Line the main activity. The groups will be greeted by a

Canada Line attendant and taken on a tour that addresses key topics including: how to recognize a Canada Line attendant and Transit Police Officer; the Canada Line’s responsibility to the public; safety features of stations and trains; and staying alert and safe while riding and boarding the trains. For groups who are on their way to a field trip, the attendant will accompany them to their destination station. At the conclusion of all tours, all involved will receive a token for their participation. ProTrans BC is looking forward to helping young people in the community feel comfortable and safe riding the Canada Line. Anyone who is interested in this program is asked to contact Donna Fontaine at

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One of the now-defunct Eastern Airlines (1926-1991) DC-2 Great Silver Fleet aircraft was spotted visiting the South Terminal for a movie shoot. Operated on the East Coast of the U.S., one of these aircraft became the first commercial airplane to touch down at Washington, D.C.’s National Airport in June 1941.


A holiday weekend in honour of a Queen Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is always a hub of activity, so visitors to Canada landing at YVR on May 24 may be surprised to know that day is a Canadian statutory holiday. Each year, Victoria Day, also known as the May Long Weekend, is celebrated on the last Monday before, or on, May 24 in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. The birthday of the monarch has been a day of celebration in Canada since before Confederation, the process by which the federal Dominion of Canada was formed on July 1, 1867. The first legislation of the event was passed in 1845 by the parliament of the Province of Canada to official recognize May 24 as the Queen’s birthday, it then became a national holiday in 1901. During the 1900s, it used to be called Empire Day and then it changed to Commonwealth Day. It is now known as Victoria Day, or May Long Weekend, and marks the unofficial start of summer. In Quebec, since 2003, May 24 has also been known as National Patriots’ Day to honuor the rebellion against the British in 1837. Before 2003, it was known as la Fête de Dollard or Dollard Day in honour of the 17th century soldier, Adam Dollard des Ormeaux. Just who was Queen Victoria? The grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria is one of Britain’s most wellknown monarchs. She ascended to the British throne in 1837 and became a wellliked and popular queen. At 21, three years after being crowned, she married her cousin, Prince Albert. Their union, though arranged, proved to be a happy and harmonious one that produced nine children. Their relationship was touchingly portrayed in a 2009 film, The Young Victoria. When Albert died in 1861 of typhoid fever, Queen Victoria fell into despair. She secluded herself for approximately 10 years at Windsor Castle. Though she lost some of the public’s respect during this time, she regained popularity in her later years and

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1901. After her death, her son Edward VII became King of England.

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May 13, 2010

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ORBIS Pull for Sight For more than 25 years, FedEx has been working with ORBIS to deliver sight worldwide. On Saturday, May 15, 2010, FedEx will host a plane pull event in support of ORBIS Canada at the FedEx facility on Sea Island. The pull is a fun team competition to see which group can pull a FedEx cargo airplane the fastest. Teams of 20 will compete to win by pulling the aircraft 12 feet in the shortest amount of time. Join us for this fun-filled family event. All money raised will support ORBIS’s Kids Sight program that benefits blind and visually impaired children throughout the developing world. Let’s pull together to eliminate preventable blindness and transform the lives of children from around the world. For more information, visit or call 1-877-ORBIS-CA (1-877-672-4722).

May 19 – 20, 2010

BCAC- BCIT- CAMC Quality Assurance Workshop BCIT Campus, 3800 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC

Wednesday, May 19, 9a.m. – 4p.m. Thursday, May 20, 8a.m. – 11:45a.m. Registration: $50, includes buffet lunch at BCIT on May 19. The purpose of this workshop is to help aviation and aerospace workers understand the importance of auditing and documentation to meet the requirements of Safety Management Systems. The Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC), in partnership with the British Columbia Aviation Council and the British Columbia Institute of Technology will facilitate the Quality Systems Auditor Occupational Standard implementation workshop. While this event is open to any aviation stakeholder, space is limited to 50 and will be offered on a first come first served basis. For more information, contact BCAC at (604) 278-9330, or email:

May 20, 2010

BC Aviation Council Lunch and Guest Speaker Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond — Ballroom

11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. Directly following the BCAC-BCIT-CAMC Workshop on May 20th, BCAC will be holding a luncheon event with a featured guest speaker who is a leader and innovator in aviation in British Columbia. Cost: Member–$55. Non-member: $60 Member tables of 6 — $300. Non-member tables of 6 — $350. Registration: 11:30a.m.; Lunch 12-1:30p.m. Net proceeds from this event will go directly to the BCAC Scholarship and Bursary Endowment fund. BCAC’s Annual General Meeting and networking reception will follow in same venue –AGM commences at 2p.m., reception 3p.m. Contact BCAC at (604) 278-9330, or email:

May 30 – June 2, 2010

International Association of Airport Executives Canada 4th Annual Operations and Facility Managers Conference Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, 5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario

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June 3, 2010

23rd Annual Women’s Media Golf Classic Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy, 3904 West 51st Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Starting at 12p.m.

Aprés Golf, Beyond Restaurant & Lounge in the Century Plaza Hotel & Absolute Spa—features dinner, fantastic live and silent auction items. Starting at 5 p.m. Not your usual golf tournament... you don’t have to be good at golf – it’s all and only about the fundraising (they put the FUN in fundraising)! Golf skills definitely not allowed. All funds raised will be donated to BC’s special children—Pacific Autism Family Centre & Mediated Learning Academy. More than $2-million raised over the past 22 years. To participate or sponsor, call Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia at Absolute Spa Group (604) 697-5302, or email

June 10 – 11, 2010 Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame 37th Annual Induction & Annual General Meeting River Rock Casino Resort Hotel, 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC

To purchase tickets to attend, contact (780) 361-1351 ext. 278 or 241 or email or cahf3@telus.nt

June 22 – 23, 2010

Company Aviation Safety Officer Workshop Quality Hotel, Vancouver Airport South, 3031 No.3 Road Richmond, BC

This workshop is aimed at helping those individuals tasked with managing the various processes that make up the safety management system. The course will cover all the required elements of the CASO course but will obviously do so from the perspective of the SMS regulations as well. This workshop will be beneficial for people who are carrying out the responsibilities of the safety manager in a company and will meet the requirements of CAR’s 705.153 and 302.505 for training for the safety manager. This course will also be of interest to any operations managers that require the CASO course to meet the requirements of CAR’s 723.07. This is not an SMS course, but is designed to teach the skills required to manage an SMS. Cost $495 plus GST (last chance to beat the HST). To register, please contact Gerry Binnema or (778) 998-9534.

July 7 – 8, 2010

Canadian Business Aviation Association Annual Convention Sheraton Cavalier, 2620 32 Avenue, Calgary, Alberta; Landmark Aviation, 1441 Aviation Park, Calgary, and Silverwing Golf Course, 3434 48 Avenue, Calgary.

CBAA 2010 Convention, Trade Show and Static Display will be a two-day event, held at the Sheraton Cavalier and Landmark Aviation. The 17th Annual Golf Tournament benefitting Hope Air will be held at Silverwing Golf Course. This year’s keynote speaker will be Richard Aboulafia, vice president, analysis, Teal Group. For more details, visit

September 29 – October 1, 2010

19th Annual Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council Forum & AGM Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Further details to be announced. Visit for updates or contact Gail Vent (613) 727-8272 ext. 231 or 1-800-448-9715, email

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Service fee changes for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air

Effective immediately, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have announced changes to their service fees on a variety of services on tickets purchased for travel on or after June 16, 2010.

Checked bags

Alaska and Horizon will charge $20 for each of a passenger’s first three checked bags. This represents a $5 increase for the first checked bag, a $5 decrease for the second, and a $30 decrease for the third. Passengers checking two bags will continue to pay the same amount as they do

today, while passengers checking three bags will pay $30 less. In addition, the airlines will cut the cost of the fourth through 10th checked bag, from $100 per bag to $50.

Baggage service guarantee

The two carriers also are changing their baggage service guarantee from 25 minutes to 20 minutes. Customers whose luggage is not at baggage claim within 20 minutes after their flight parks at the gate will receive their choice of 2,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles or $20 off a

future flight. “Alaska and Horizon continue to have lower baggage service fees than most other airlines and are the only carriers to offer a baggage service guarantee,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska’s vice president of marketing. Charges for the first two bags are waived for customers confirmed in first class at the time of check in, Mileage Plan MVP and MVP Gold members.

Unaccompanied minors

Alaska and Horizon will lower the fees

they charge for accommodating unaccompanied minors — those passengers ages 5 to 12 travelling without an adult (optional for children ages 13 to 17). Customers will pay a $25 fee per child for direct flights and $50 per child for connecting flights within the Alaska/Horizon network. This is a reduction from the current $75 fee. Unaccompanied minor service fees are waived for children who have attained Mileage Plan MVP or MVP Gold status. Children below age 5 are not allowed to travel without an adult.

Same-day confirmed travel

Travellers who wish to change their

flight within six hours of their departure will be charged a $25 same-day confirmed fee, if space is available on the requested flight. Those wishing to change their flight outside of that six-hour window must pay the difference in fare plus any applicable change fee. Under the previous policy, these customers could pay this $25 sameday confirmed fee or stand by for free. First class passengers, Mileage Plan MVP Gold members and passengers travelling on unrestricted full fares still may get a confirmed seat at no charge for another flight departing on the same day, if seats are available, or stand-by at no charge, if the flight is full. Passengers travelling between Seattle and Portland or Spokane can pay the $25 same-day confirmed fee, when seats are available, or stand-by for free.

Instant ticketing and refund policy

Effective May 12, customers will no longer be able to hold reservations for 24 hours without payment when booking directly with Alaska or Horizon. The airlines will, however, offer customers one free change or a full refund within 24 hours of purchase on all tickets. A 24-hour hold will continue to be available for reservations made through EasyBiz (the airlines’ corporate online booking tool), Alaska Airlines Vacations and groups. Alaska Airlines offers service to Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle from YVR. Horizon Air offers service to Portland and Seattle from YVR. For information on flights on either airline, visit





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Canada and El Salvador conclude air transport agreement Iceland, New Zealand, Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, South Korea and El Salvador; • Expanded agreements with nine countries: Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Jordan, Singapore, the Philippines, Morocco and Cuba; • New first-time agreements with nine countries: Algeria, Kuwait, Serbia,

Croatia, Panama, Turkey, South Africa, Ethiopia and Tunisia; and • A comprehensive air transport agreement between Canada and the European Union’s 27-member states. This includes Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia, with which Canada did not previously have air agreements.

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El Salvador El Salvador’s Pacific beaches boast 27-degree temperatures on average, and perfect wave breaks that attract surfers all year long. Canada’s Transport Minister John Baird and the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, have successfully concluded an open skies-type bilateral air transport agreement between Canada and El Salvador. The agreement, which was concluded last month, will replace an agreement negotiated in 1996, and provides airlines with substantial flexibility for route selection, frequency of service and price setting. It allows any number of airlines to sell air transportation between each other’s territory and third countries, in conjunction with

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• Location: Borders the Pacific Ocean between Guatemala and Honduras. It is the only Central American country that does not have a Caribbean coastline. • Capital: San Salvador • Official Language: Spanish • Population: 6.2-million people in 2009 • Currency: U.S. dollar. The colon (often called “peso”), which was the currency between 1892 and 2001, also continues to be legal tender. • Natural Resources: Hydropower, geothermal power, petroleum, arable land. • Main Industries: Food processing, beverages, petroleum, chemicals, fertilizer, textiles, furniture, light metals.

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Getaway Weekends that include wineries, haunted explorations and scenic beauty One of the ways to celebrate the start of summer is to plan a two- or three-day weekend getaway in one of the many beautiful areas in B.C. There are many such options available to suit a range of budgets and styles, ranging from familyfriendly adventures to romantic retreats and pampering sanctuaries. One tour company that specializes in local getaways is Destination Tours, which partners with hotels and organizations throughout the province to offer minibreaks from March to October. During winter, under the name Destination Snow, the company provides bus tours to skiing and snowboarding locations such as Big White, Sun Peaks and Whistler. “We’re extremely excited to begin the summer season,” said Cameron Mein, president of Destination Tours. “We live in such a remarkable province and the diversity and range of experiences that are accessible are nothing short of incredible. It’s our goal to have as many B.C .resi-

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The climate and setting of the Okanagan Valley provides the perfect conditions for wine grapes. for metropolitan buzz, Destination Tours offers a spooky exploration of B.C.’s capital, the historic and picturesque Victoria. Guests are guided through a 90-minute Ghostly Walks tour, where a resident ghost-expert will lead brave souls through the dark alleyways, atmospheric squares and haunted spaces of the city. As the cobblestones are traversed, the guide tells

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Taking travellers in search of Dracula, dizzying altitudes and delicacies In the March issue of SkyTalk, we reported on GAP Adventures global online Create Your Own Adventure contest, which invited everyone to submit an itinerary for the tour of their dreams to anywhere in the world. Participants used GAP Adventures customized itinerary engine at to build their dream trip. The contest garnered nearly 7,000 itinerary submissions from 111 countries, with the website drawing traffic from 172 countries. According to adventurer and author Benedict Allen—one of the 10 celebrity judges in the contest—narrowing the list to 20 finalists was no easy feat. Allen based his itinerary selections on a set of strict criteria including originality, thematic coherence, sensitivity to people and their cultures and appeal to a wide audience. “It was a very difficult and challenging process to balance [the itineraries] against

each other,” said Allen. “What some gained in originality, others gained in sensitivity or perception. I’m very well travelled, and a professional reviewer of travel books, so it’s hard to please me, I’m afraid.” The finalists cover a wide range of destinations, many of which were based on their creators’ deep emotional attachment to those places and their people. Some of those top 20 include Spy Mission: European Edition, a 12-day espionage-themed trip that would cross Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Another finalist is a 12-day In Search of Dracula through Central Europe tour that would trace the mythical footsteps of the world’s most famous vampire. Globetrotting foodies following the contest will likely been tempted by the finalist European Culinary Stereotypes Tour, an 11-day trek that would dabble in the delicious origins of traditional local delicacies, while those looking for high-alti-

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Canadian aviation history The period from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s saw considerable change in Canada’s aviation industry. As the country began to recover from the Depression, more money became available to put better aircraft to work. While passenger flights were becoming more common, a transCanada airline did not exist—and could not, until proper facilities were established and a company came forward to operate such a service. Canadians in a hurry were heading south to make use of the trans-continental airlines operating in the United States. It became clear that an allCanadian service was necessary, desirable and feasible. In 1936, C. D. Howe, the Minister of Transport, proposed several schemes for the creation of this service. One proposal was that the Canadian Pacific Railway, which had been granted permission to operate aircraft as early as 1919, should run the airline. Another possible operator was Canadian Airways, which was already

providing regional services in many parts of Canada. Ultimately, neither the Canadian Pacific Railway nor Canadian Airways would accept the government’s conditions. C. D. Howe decided to create a new federal government crown corporation to handle the service. It was incorporated in April 1937 as Trans-Canada Airlines, known since 1964 as Air Canada. While Trans-Canada Airlines provided flights north and south—and later, to the east—other carriers such as Canadian Airways, Ginger Coote Airways, and Yukon Southern continued to handle most of the traffic within British Columbia. In 1942, the Canadian Pacific Railway did create a new airline which absorbed these three companies, but by that time the Second World War had begun. Extract from ‘The Magnificent Distances, Early Aviation in British Columbia’ Sound Heritage Series, Provincial Archives of British Columbia.

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The five-door version comes with three trimlines: Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. Trendline trim ($21,175), available with the 2.5-litre engine, includes Climatic climate control, single in-dash CD players and eight speakers. Comfortline ($22,575) includes 16” alloy wheels, heatable front seats and washer nozzles and SIRIUS. Highline trim ($26,475) is available with 2.5-litre or 2.0 TDI engine and

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Domestic (Pre-Security) • Starbucks: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches-Level 3 Departures 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

• Hanami Japanese Restaurant: Dim Sum & Japanese cuisine-Level 3 Departures • Koho Restaurant & Bar: Casual diningLevel 3 Departures • 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





International (Pre-Security)






To STEVESTON Airport South • Airside Café & Catering 350-5400 Airport Road South. Located opposite Million Air. (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 location, great food, good service & good value. Open 7 days per week 11am to midnight, weekend Breakfast from 9am. (604) 273-0278


The Sideslip Café

#100-5360 Airport Road South. Located

renovated restaurant is located behind the Coast Hotel, only 5 minutes from YVR. Lunch,

at Esso Avitat. Open 6am-10:30 am

dinner, weekend breakfast. Tapas, classic

for breakfast and until 3pm for lunch.

pastas, steaks, seafood, vegetarian meals,

Serving homemade soups, sandwiches

stirfries, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas,

& paninis & daily specials. Fresh baked


salads, soups, and more. (604) 264-8444

• The Boathouse Restaurant

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

• Konichiwa Seafood & Sushi Bar

8331 River Rd. Specializing in fresh

1320 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver

seafood from the west coast of B.C.

Lunch, dinner. Japanese sushi, sashimi,

& around the world. Ever-changing

• Wick’s Café

& certified Angus steaks. Dinner, lunch,

1300 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver.

weekend brunch. 11am – 10 pm.

Paninis, esspresso, bagels, pastries, soup,


muffins, cinnamon buns.

6020-6086 Russ Baker Way. Burgers, fast

Cravings Restaurant & Lounge 8804 Osler Street, Vancouver. This newly

Mon - Fri: 7am-9pm. Sat. 8am-7pm.


selection of fresh fish, premium oysters

seafood. 11am-10pm. (604) 267-9991

• McDonald’s Restaurant food, 5am-midnight. (604) 718-1022

MILLER ROAD • Café Runway #109-5000 Miller Road. Breakast, lunch. 6am-5:30pm. (604) 273-1170

Sun. 8am-7pm. (604) 677-6396

(604) 273-7014 • Italian Tomato Restaurant 8380 Bridgeport Rd. Lunch, dinner. 11am-10pm (604) 247-0040

Experience our elegant, newly renovated restaurant

Best of the Pacific Northwest Located on the corner of Minoru Boulevard & Westminster Highway “Restaurant of the week” Kasey Wilson, Food Journalist

“My choice is the Blackened Halibut Pasta” Arlene Koreker, Food Columnist

“American Grille, dished up by a team of well-trained servers in an airy, open dining room.” Food Vancouver

Grand Gold Medal / Seafood 2009 Eat Vancouver Culinary Competition

Gold Medal / Show piece 2009 Eat Vancouver Culinary Competition

Gold Medal / Seafood Platter 2009 Eat Vancouver Culinary Competition

Silver Medal / 4 Main Courses

Join us for a casual lunch, elegant dinner or weekend breakfast treat.

Come & enjoy authentic Greek & Continental dishes

• Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder • Crispy Tender Kalamari • Homemade Spinach Pies • Flame-grilled Souvlaki • Steak, Pasta & Seafood dishes

2009 Eat Vancouver Culinary Competition

Plenty of FREE Parking! 604-232-2804

7571 Westminster Hwy Richmond, Corner of Westminster Hwy & Minoru Blvd.

Greek & Continental Restaurant 7260 Westminster Highway, Richmond


8804 Osler Street | Vancouver (Oak Street & 72nd Avenue)

Behind the Coast Hotel • Only 5 minutes from YVR

604 264 8444


Mr. Pickwick’s Fish & Chips 8620 Granville Street, Vancouver Lunch, dinner, British pub foods & fresh seafood. 11am- 8:30pm. (604) 266-2340 7 The Mad Greek 7260 Westminster Highway Enjoy a feast worthy of Olympians. Great appetizers, famous homemade Spanakopita, tempting Souvlakis, mouthwatering Rack of Lamb, seafood—including the best calamari in town, Platters and more. Lunch, dinner. Belly dancer Saturday nights. 11:30 am – 10pm. (604) 278-9598 5

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 highquality 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 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 • 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

Quality Continental Cuisine

• Seafood, Pastas & Euro specialty dishes • Prime Rib & New Zealand Lamb • Burgers & Sandwiches Bobby G’s Pub: 4pm – midnight Hot Breakfast Buffet: 6.30-10am Located Lunch (À la carte): 11-2.30pm in the Best Western Dinner (À la carte): 5– 10pm

Highlander Restaurant

Abercorn Inn

9260 Bridgeport Rd • 604 270 7576

Globe@YVR: Award-winning signature restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and featuring a special holiday menu. (604) 248-3281 • 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

…plus many other menu items including daily specials!

Breakfast Boxes & Lunch Boxes to go.

Try our “Wingman” Breakfast Sandwich & “Telluride” Omelettes Breakfast 6-10:30am Lunch 11am-3pm Monday to Friday

World Famous Fish & Chips

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


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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.

Next issue

deadline for

Restaurant Feature

is June 1, 2010. call 604.736.6754

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• 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 8 The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport 3099 Corvette Way The Apron – minutes away from Vancouver International Airport & nestled on the banks of the Fraser River. The Apron welcomes you to its comfortable, yet elegant, surroundings. Enjoy contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine in the dining room, or relax with friends in the intimate lounge which offers comfort food into the wee hours.

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