/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Air France Inaugural Flight from Paris to Land at YVR/

RICHMOND, BC, March 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Join us in welcoming the inaugural Air France flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This flight marks the beginning of a new, highly requested service between Paris and Vancouver. The addition of Air France flights will contribute to developing trade and tourism opportunities between the two regions and create jobs for British Columbians.


Inaugural activities to include aircraft landing and traditional water arch, gate ceremony, speeches and unique Parisian themed photo-op



  • His Excellency, Nicolas Chapuis, The Ambassador of France to Canada
  • The Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, Government of Canada
  • The Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business, Province of British Columbia
  • Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial, Sales & Alliances, Air France and KLM
  • Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority


Sunday, March 29, 2015.

10:45 AM – Media Registration

11:00 AM– Security Screening  

11:50 AM – Aircraft Arrival Photo Opportunity

12:15 PM to 1:30 PM – 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 March 28 at noon to media_relations@YVR.ca. 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 available upon return of security pass at media sign-in table.

- YVR –

SOURCE Vancouver Airport Authority

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

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