Named #1 Airport in North America at Skytrax World Airport Awards
RICHMOND, BC, March 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was voted Best Airport in North America for the eighth consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. Recognized as the global benchmark of airport excellence, the awards were voted on by 13.8 million passengers worldwide. YVR is the first and only airport to receive this top accolade for eight consecutive years.
"This impressive accomplishment is shared with the 23,000 people who work and volunteer at YVR as well as our amazing community, passengers and partners. On behalf of YVR, I thank you and offer you a big congratulations!" said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. "I am so proud of the YVR team for breaking our own record of most consecutive wins. This is particularly meaningful this year as we saw 22.3 million passengers come through our terminal—two million additional passengers from the year before."
The Best Airport in North America award showcases the strength of the Canadian airport system, which enables innovation and the pursuit of excellence in overall airport operations and the passenger experience. All revenues generated at YVR are reinvested back into operations, maintenance and future projects. Vancouver Airport Authority, YVR's managing organization, is committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.
More than 13.8 million passenger surveys were conducted in 550 airports around the world. The survey measures 39 elements in the airport travel experience ranging from 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.
YVR was voted in the top three for Best Airport Staff Service in North America. In addition, our partner Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel was also voted Best Airport Hotel in North America.
To celebrate winning for eight consecutive years, YVR is giving away eight free flights to any North American destination of your choice over the next eight days. For details and a chance to enter, follow YVR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The contest will launch later today. More information on the Skytrax World Airport 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 22.3 million passengers in 2016. Fifty-five airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 125 non-stop destinations worldwide. In 2016, YVR received CAPA Centre for Aviation's prestigious Airport of the Year Award and was voted Best Airport in North America for the eighth consecutive year in the Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2017. Vancouver Airport Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2016 donated more than $1,000,000 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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