Airport recognizes passengers, partners and communities as key to its success
RICHMOND, BC, March 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Yesterday, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was awarded Best Airport in North America for a record ninth consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. To acknowledge this achievement and to recognize all those who contribute to the airport's success, YVR President & CEO Craig Richmond published an open letter to the community:
"About 90 years ago world-famous aviator and explorer Charles Lindbergh snubbed an invitation to Vancouver, stating "There is no fit field to land on." Well, we've been taking great pride in proving him wrong ever since. And, today we are humbled to once again be recognized for our efforts.
But words like proud and honoured don't quite cut it—only grateful comes close. We are so thankful to our community, our city and our province to have won Best Airport in North America for a ninth straight year.
YVR is all about you. You the passenger, the bag handler, the volunteer, the first responder, the cherry exporter and the countless others who touch the airport – it's because of you YVR is number one. And, it's with your support we're able to continue running our airport in a way that reflects our unique region, always with the best interests of our local community in mind.
We take our role in representing Vancouver on the world stage very seriously and we need your help to stay on top. YVR is experiencing record growth and, to be frank, there will be some turbulence as we expand. However, I promise that it'll be worth it. We're investing in a better airport—a thriving community asset that creates jobs, gives back and makes us all proud.
So thank you for your patience. And thank you so much for the continued support. I'm honoured to lead the YVR team and connect B.C. to the world. And we couldn't do this without you—because of you, we will continue to thrive.
A thousand thanks."
The Skytrax win comes at an important time, as YVR gets ready for its busiest summer season ever and an extensive construction phase. During this time, YVR will embark on key projects that will ensure the airport grows sustainability and continues to meet the needs of its partners and communities. YVR will strive to limit disruptions for its customers and partners and wants to thank everyone, beforehand, for their patience and understanding.
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 24.2 million passengers in 2017. Fifty-six airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 127 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 ninth consecutive year in the Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2018. Vancouver Airport Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2017 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.
SOURCE Vancouver Airport Authority
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