YVR is the First Airport in World to be Named Best Airport Six Consecutive Years

YVR named #1 Airport in North America at Skytrax World Airport Awards

RICHMOND, BC, March 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was named #1 Airport in North America for the sixth year-in-a-row by Skytrax World Airport Awards, the premier international airport awards voted on by more than 13-million passengers worldwide. This is the first time in Skytrax award history that an airport has maintained a #1 ranking for six consecutive years.

"This recognition for a sixth year-in-a-row is a testament to all the people who contribute to our shared success," said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. "I want to acknowledge and thank our community, passengers, partners and the 24,000 people who work and volunteer at YVR. We are both proud and humbled and will continue to collectively care for all our customers while connecting B.C. to the world."

Known informally in the travel industry as the Passenger Choice Awards, the Skytrax World Airport Awards are the global benchmark of airport excellence. More than 13 million passenger surveys were independently conducted across 550 airports in 112 countries. The survey measures 39 dimensions of the airport experience including check-in to border clearance efficiency, signage, transportation availability, design and layout, as well as shopping, service and dining options.

YVR was also named the best airport in the 10-20 million passenger category. Fairmont Vancouver Airport was voted Best Airport Hotel, North America.

This year's Skytrax World Airport Awards were handed out in Paris, France. More information on the awards is available at worldairportawards.com.

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 more than 19 million passengers in 2014. Fifty-three airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 110 non-stop destinations worldwide. YVR was voted Best Airport in North America, and Best Airport in the World for its size category of 10-20 million passengers, in the 2015 Skytrax World Airport Awards. Vancouver Airport Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2014 donated more than $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

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


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