MEDIA ADVISORY - Only Non-Stop Flight from Canada to Osaka Departing from YVR

VANCOUVER, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Join us to celebrate the inaugural Air Canada rouge flight from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka, Japan. This flight marks the beginning of a new direct seasonal service between Vancouver and Osaka, and the only non-stop flight to KIX in all of Canada. The addition of this flight will contribute to developing trade and tourism opportunities between the two regions and create jobs for British Columbians.


Gate ceremony, aircraft tour, speeches, entertainment and a unique photo-op.


  • The Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business, Province of British Columbia
  • Seiji Okada, Consul General of Japan in Vancouver
  • Renee Smith-Valade, Vice President, Customer Experience, Air Canada
  • Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority


Friday, May 1, 2015.

9:30 AM – Media Registration

9:45 AM– Security Screening 

10:00 AM- Aircraft tour

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Gate Ceremony and Photo Opportunity


Register at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe sculpture, International Terminal, Departures Level 3, Vancouver International Airport


This event has limited access due to security restrictions. Media wishing to attend must RSVP with name, outlet and title by April 30 at noon to Media who have not received confirmation of RSVP spot will be unable to attend.


Note: As this event is taking place in the secure area of the terminal, media must supply valid government-issued photo identification and undergo security screening.



Please park in the short-term parkade on Levels 2 or 3. Parking passes will be provided.


SOURCE Vancouver Airport Authority

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

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