VANCOUVER — Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has received the prestigious CAPA Centre for Aviation’s Airport of the Year Award at the Aviation Awards for Excellence last month. This award is given to the airport that has been a strategic leader and has done the most to advance the progress of the aviation industry globally.
“YVR being recognized as global airport of the year shows the strength of the Canadian airport system, which enables innovation and the pursuit of excellence in sustainability, governance and overall airport operations,” said Mary Jordan, Chair of YVR’s Board of Directors. “I’m so proud of the team that achieved this honour.”
CAPA Centre for Aviation is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services. The Airport of the Year award has previously been awarded to major global hubs with a strong international reputation of excellence, including Singapore Changi Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and Beijing Capital International Airport.
YVR is the first airport in North America to receive the award. It has achieved a 91% customer satisfaction rating for three years in a row, and has seen strong passenger and airline growth in 2016. Over the past year, YVR has welcomed 18 new services, 11 new destinations and two new airlines – Xiamen Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines.
The airport welcomed a record 20.3 million passengers in 2015 and expects to surpass 22 million by year’s end.