Media Advisory - Photo opportunity & press conference: ANA's first flight to Canada touches down at YVR

RICHMOND, BC, March 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Join us to welcome All Nippon Airway's (ANA) first flight to Canada, which touches down at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) today: March 30, 2014. The new daily non-stop service to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) offers B.C. businesses more options to reach customers in central Tokyo but also throughout Japan and Asia, thanks to ANA's strong domestic and international networks.

What: Aircraft inaugural to include:
   •     Inaugural landing and gate arrival
   •     Gate Ceremony and Kagamiwari (sake ceremony)
Who:    •     The Honourable Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Province of BC
   •     Seiji Okada, Consul General of Japan in Vancouver
   •     Yuji Hirako, Senior Vice President, The Americas, ANA
   •     Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority
When: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Registration (Required):
Security Screening:
1:45 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.
2:10 p.m. sharp
Aircraft Arrival Photo Opportunity: 2:55 p.m.
Gate Ceremony and Photo Opportunity: 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Where: Register at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe sculpture
International Terminal, Departures (Level 3), Vancouver International Airport
RSVP: Pre-registration to YVR Media Relations is required due to limited space.
Mobile: 604.880.9815                                     Email:
Access: NOTE: As this event is taking place in the secure area of the terminal,
attendees must supply valid government-issued photo identification and
undergo security screening. For a complete list of items not permitted through
screening, please visit the CATSA website:

SOURCE Vancouver Airport Authority

For further information:

YVR Media Relations
604.880.9815; Twitter: @yvrairport