YVR Breaks Record: Named #1 Airport in North America for Seven Years in a Row

More than 13.2 million passengers ranked worldwide airport experiences

RICHMOND, BC, March 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was named Best Airport in North America for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Cologne, Germany. YVR is the first airport in the world to win seven years in a row, breaking the record for consecutive wins for Skytrax awards.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards are based on 13.2 million passenger surveys conducted in 555 airports around the world. The survey measures 39 elements in the airport travel experience including check-in to security and border clearance processes, comfort, efficiency, signage, transportation availability, passenger amenities and friendliness. This is the world's largest independent airport customer satisfaction survey.

"This is an incredible achievement! Being named the best airport in North America for seven years in a row is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all those in the YVR family," said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. "I extend a heartfelt thank you to those who voted for us and a huge congratulations to our community, passengers, partners and the more than 23,000 people who work and volunteer at YVR; you all contribute to our shared success."

YVR placed third for Best Staff Service in North America. Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel was also voted Best Airport Hotel in North America.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards are considered the global benchmark of aviation excellence. More information on the awards is available at worldairportawards.com.

YVR will launch a celebration campaign to thank its employees, customers, community and business partners. Look for details about special events, contests and other activities in the coming weeks.

About Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Canada's second busiest airport, YVR served 20.3 million passengers in 2015. Fifty-six airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 118 non-stop destinations worldwide. YVR was voted Best Airport in North America for the seventh consecutive year at the 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards. Vancouver Airport Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2015 donated over $900,000 to local organizations. We are committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor. For more information, please visit www.yvr.ca.

SOURCE Vancouver Airport Authority

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For further information: YVR Media Relations, 604.880.9815, media_relations@yvr.ca, Twitter: @yvrairport

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