Media Advisory - China's Xiamen Airlines to land inaugural flight at YVR; first time to North America

RICHMOND, BC, July 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Join YVR on Monday evening, July 25, for celebrations welcoming Xiamen Airlines service to Vancouver from Xiamen, China. It will be the first time the airline has landed in North America with its distinctive blue and white tail. YVR will provide media with a unique, runway-side photo opportunity to capture the landing, before an image-rich media event with cultural performances, followed by speeches from airport, government, tourism and airline officials.


Rare airfield access for photographers and videographers to capture the aircraft landing,
followed by a media event in the terminal.


- Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister for Sport and Persons with Disabilities,
Government of Canada

- Mr. Ben Stewart, British Columbia Special Representative in Asia, Province of
British Columbia

- Mr. Weidong Zhou, Vice President, Xiamen Airlines

- Mr. Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority


Monday, July 25, 2016

5:30 p.m. – Media registration

5:45 p.m. – Media bus departs for security screening and airfield

6:35 p.m. – Airside aircraft arrival photo opportunity

7:40 p.m. – Media event at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe with a Chinese
cultural performance, speeches and ribbon cutting (This portion of the event is open to all
journalists, including those who haven't registered for the event.)

Timing subject to change based on estimated aircraft arrival. YVR will announce any significant
time change.


Register at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe statue, departures level 3, located
near the food court of the International Terminal Building, Vancouver International Airport.


Park in the short-term parkade on level 2 or 3. Parking passes will be available at the
media registration table.


The airside component has limited access due to security restrictions. Media wishing to attend
must RSVP with name, outlet and driver's licence number by Monday, July 25 at 1 p.m. to


All media representatives must bring valid (not expired), government-issued photo ID to
access the airfield.


SOURCE Vancouver Airport Authority

For further information: YVR Media Relations, 604.880.9815,, Twitter: @yvrairport

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