Sir Richard Branson Celebrates Airline's First Flight into YVR from London Heathrow
VANCOUVER, May 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Vancouver Airport Authority officially welcomes Virgin Atlantic Airways' inaugural flight from London Heathrow to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Media are invited to capture the aircraft's arrival and Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Atlantic, as he officially launches the new service. Following the photo opportunity will be a press conference.
| WHEN & WHERE:
|| May 24, 2012, Vancouver International Airport
Please park on levels 2 or 3 of the parkade; parking passes will be available at the media sign-in table.
Photo Opportunity with Sir Richard Branson & UK Olympic Athlete Amy Williams
|REGISTRATION:|| 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM *Note: New time based on aircraft arrival.
International Arrivals, Level 2, International Terminal
*Access is limited to camera operators and photographers only (one representative per media outlet)
|TRANSPORTATION:|| 12:15 PM SHARP *Note: New time based on aircraft arrival.
Bus loads curbside Level 2
|RSVP:||As part of this event takes place in the secure area of the airport, RSVP is required to YVR Media Relations at 604-880-9815. Space is limited and available to camera operators and photographers only.|
PRESS CONFERENCE WITH SIR RICHARD BRANSON
|WHERE:||The Spirit of Haida Gwaii sculpture, Departures Level 3, International Terminal|
|HEAD TABLE:||Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Atlantic; Julie Southern, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic; and the Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of B.C. Moderated by Larry Berg, President and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority.|
|INTERVIEWS:||There will be an opportunity for a limited number of short interviews with Richard Branson, Chris Rossi, Senior VP of N. America and Julie Southern, CCO following the Q&A. All interview requests should be sent to John Weiss at the details below.|
Note: Times are approximate and subject to change based on aircraft schedule.
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