Vancouver International Airport

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Vancouver International Airport
Location Richmond, BC
Founded 1968
Terminals 2
Runways 3
Passenger Movement (2014) 19,358,203[1]
Aircraft Movement (2014) 310,139[2]
Website
www.yvr.ca

Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR) is the central airport of Vancouver, British Columbia and the second busiest airport in all of Canada, serving as the western hub for Canadian aircraft activity. It is currently a primary hub airport for Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines and a focus city for WestJet.

Terminals

Main Terminal

The Main Terminal is a multi-piered facility serving a majority of flights to Vancouver International Airport.

Pier A

Pier A consists of 6 gates, A6 to A12. This pier is entirely serviced by WestJet Encore for regional operations.

Pier B

Pier B consists of 14 gates, B13 to B23 and B26 to B28. Gate B23 is a ground gate, with service for 3 small aircraft. This pier primarily services WestJet with services also for Air North, Air Transat (domestic operations), Flair Airlines and Sunwing Airlines.

Pier C

Pier C consists of 24 gates, C29 to C52. Gates C48 and C49 can be used for international arrivals, and gates C50-C52 can used for international departures and arrivals. This pier is entirely serviced by Air Canada and Air Canada Express domestic operations.

Pier D

Pier D consists of 17 gates, D50 to D59, D62, D68 to D78. Gates D56, D57 and D59 are bus gates for remote stands. Gates D50-D52 can be used for domestic departures and arrivals, and gates D71 to D75 can be used for US preclearance flights. These gates service international flights.

Pier E

Pier E consists of 20 gates, E76 to E88 and E90 to E96. Gate E95 is a ground gate, with service for 2 small aircraft. This pier is a US Preclearance area that solely serves US flights.

South Terminal

The South Terminal is a terminal serving smaller regional airlines, charters, helicopters and other smaller operations. A floatplane facility can be found adjacent to the South Terminal. The facility is separate from Harbour Air's own seaplane dock and terminal.

Airlines Served

A British Airways Airbus A380 landing at YVR.
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 landing at YVR.

Scheduled Operations

Air Canada (Hub) Aircanadamini.png Staralliancelogo.png
Air Canada operates out of Pier C for domestic flights, Pier D for international, and Pier E for flights to the USA.
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Anchorage ANC Airbus A320-200 1x Daily Summer Seasonal
Auckland AKL Boeing 787-9 1x Daily Winter Seasonal
Beijing PEK Boeing 787-9 1x Daily
Brisbane BNE Boeing 787-8 1x Daily
Calgary YYC Airbus A319-100
Airbus A320-200
Airbus A321-200
12x Daily
Cancun CUN ~3x Weekly Winter Seasonal
Delhi DEL Boeing 787-9 1x Daily
Edmonton YEG Airbus A319-100 8x Daily
Frankfurt FRA Boeing 777-300ER 1x Daily Summer Seasonal
Hong Kong HKG Boeing 787-9 1x Daily
Honolulu HNL Boeing 787-9 4x Weekly - Summer
2x Daily - Winter
Ixtapa ZIH 1x Weekly Winter Seasonal
Kahului OGG 1x Daily
Kailua-Kona KOA 5x Weekly Winter Seasonal
Kelowna YLW Airbus A320-200 1x Daily Winter Seasonal
London LHR Boeing 787-9 1x Daily
Los Angeles LAX Airbus A319-100
Airbus A320-200
Airbus A321-200
6x Daily
Melbourne MEL Boeing 787-9 3x Weekly Winter Seasonal
Mexico City MEX Airbus A319-100 1x Daily
Montreal YUL Airbus A320-200
Airbus A321-200
Airbus A330-300
5x Daily
Newark EWR Airbus A319-100 & Boeing 787-9 2x Daily
Orange County SNA Airbus A319-100 1x Daily Service Start 8 Sep 2020
Ottawa YOW Airbus A320-200
Airbus A321-200
4x Daily
Palm Springs PSP Airbus A320-200 1x Daily Winter Seasonal
Phoenix PHX 1x Daily Winter Seasonal
Puerto Vallarta PVR Airbus A320-200 1x Weekly
San Francisco SFO Airbus A319-100
Airbus A320-200
4x Daily
San Jose del Cabo SJD ~2x Weekly Winter Seasonal
Seoul ICN Boeing 787-9 1x Daily
Shanghai PVG Boeing 787-9 1x Daily
Sydney SYD Boeing 777-200LR 1x Daily
Tokyo NRT Boeing 787-9 1x Daily
Toronto YYZ Airbus A320-200
Airbus A321-200
Boeing 777-200LR
Boeing 777-300ER
Boeing 787-8
Boeing 787-9
~10x Daily
Whitehorse YXY Airbus A320-200 1x Daily
Winnipeg YWG Airbus A319-100
Airbus A320-200
3x Daily - Summer
2x Daily - Winter
Zurich ZRH Boeing 787-8
Boeing 787-9
5x Weekly Summer Seasonal
Air Canada Express (Hub) Aircanadamini.png Staralliancelogo.png
Air Canada Express operates out of Pier C for domestic flights and Pier E for flights to the USA.
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Castlegar YCG Bombardier DHC-8-300 3x Daily
Chicago ORD Bombardier CRJ900 2x Daily
Comox YQQ Bombardier DHC-8-400 3x Daily
Cranbrook YXC Bombardier DHC-8-400 3x Daily
Dallas DFW Bombardier CRJ900 1x Daily
Denver DEN Bombardier CRJ900 2x Daily
Fort St. John YXJ Bombardier DHC-8-400 3x Daily
Kamloops YKA Bombardier DHC-8-400 4x Daily
Kelowna YLW Bombardier DHC-8-400 8x Daily
Nanaimo YCD Bombardier DHC-8-400 6x Daily
Penticton YYF Bombardier DHC-8-400 3x Daily
Phoenix PHX Bombardier CRJ900 1x Daily Summer Seasonal
Portland PDX Bombardier DHC-8-400 3x Daily
Prince George YXS Bombardier DHC-8-400 5x Daily
Regina YQS Bombardier CRJ900 4x Daily
Sacramento SMF Bombardier CRJ900 1x Daily
San Diego SAN Bombardier CRJ900 3x Daily
San Francisco SFO Bombardier CRJ900 1x Daily
San Jose SJC Bombardier CRJ900 3x Daily
Sandspit YZP Bombardier DHC-8-400 2x Daily
Saskatoon YXE Bombardier CRJ900 3x Daily
Seattle SEA Bombardier DHC-8-400 5x Daily
Smithers YYD Bombardier DHC-8-400 2x Daily
Terrace YXT Bombardier DHC-8-400 5x Daily
Victoria YYJ Bombardier DHC-8-400 10x Daily
Whitehorse YXY Bombardier CRJ900 1x Daily
Winnipeg YWG Bombardier CRJ900 1x Daily - Winter
Yellowknife YZF Bombardier CRJ900 2x Daily
Air Canada Rouge (Hub) Aircanadamini.png Staralliancelogo.png
Air Canada Rouge operates out of Pier C for domestic flights, Pier D for international, and Pier E for flights to the USA.
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Las Vegas LAS 2x Daily
Aeroméxico Skyteamlogo.png
Aeroméxico operates out of Pier D for international flights.
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Mexico City MEX Boeing 737-800 3x Daily
Air France Skyteamlogo.png
Air France operates out of Pier D for international flights.
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Paris CDG Boeing 777-200ER 3x Weekly (Winter) & 5x Weekly (Summer)
Air New Zealand Staralliancelogo.png
Air New Zealand operates out of Pier D for international flights.
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Auckland AKL Boeing 787-9 ~5-7 x Weekly
Air North
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Kelowna YLW Boeing 737-500 2x Weekly
Victoria YYJ Boeing 737-500 1x Weekly Winter Seasonal
Whitehorse YXY Boeing 737-500 ~2x Daily
Yellowknife YZF Boeing 737-500 ~2x Weekly Winter Seasonal
Air Transat
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Alaska Airlines
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Portland PDX Embraer 175 1x Daily Operated by Horizon Air or Skywest
Seattle SEA Embraer 175 6x Daily Operated by Horizon Air or Skywest
All Nippon Airways Staralliancelogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Tokyo HND Boeing 787-9 1x Daily
American Airlines Oneworldlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Chicago ORD Boeing 737-800 ~1x Daily Summer Seasonal
Dallas DFW Boeing 737-800 ~2x Daily (Winter) & 3x Daily (Summer)
Phoenix PHX Boeing 737-800 1x Daily Summer Seasonal
American Eagle Oneworldlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Los Angeles LAX Embraer 175 2x Daily Operated by Envoy Air
British Airways Oneworldlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
London LHR Airbus A380-800
Boeing 747-400
Boeing 777-200ER
1x Daily
Cathay Pacific Oneworldlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Hong Kong HKG Boeing 777-300ER 2x Daily
Central Mountain Air
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Campbell River YBL Beechcraft 1900D ~3x Daily - Summer
2x Weekly - Winter
Prince George YXS Bombardier DHC-8-100 6x Weekly Summer Seasonal
Quesnel YQZ Beechcraft 1900D 2x Daily Summer Seasonal
Williams Lake YWL Beechcraft 1900D 2x Daily - Summer
1x Weekly - Winter
China Airlines Skyteamlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Taipei TPE Airbus A350-900 1x Daily
China Southern Airlines
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Guangzhou CAN Boeing 787-9 5x Weekly (Winter) & Daily for summer
Corilair
Corilair operates out of the South Terminal utilizing floatplane equipment.
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Campbell River YBL Cessna U206D ~1x Daily Summer Seasonal
Delta Air Lines Skyteamlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Atlanta ATL Boeing 737-800 (Winter) & Boeing 737-900ER (Summer) 3x weekly (Winter) & 1x Daily (Summer)
Detroit DTW Boeing 737-900ER 2x weekly Summer Seasonal
Minneapolis MSP Boeing 737-800 (Winter) & Boeing 737-900ER (Summer) 2x Daily
New York JFK JFK Boeing 737-900ER 1x Daily
Salt Lake City SLC Boeing 737-800 1x Daily Summer seasonal
Seattle SEA Boeing 737-900ER 1x Daily Summer Seasonal
Delta Connection Skyteamlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Salt Lake City SLC Embraer 175 1x Daily Non-peak season & operated by Skywest
Seattle SEA Embraer 175 ~5x Daily Operated by Skywest
Edelweiss Air
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Zurich ZRH Airbus A340-300 1x Weekly Summer Seasonal
EVA Air Staralliancelogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Taipei TPE Boeing 777-300ER 1x Daily
Flair Airlines
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Calgary YYC Boeing 737-400
Boeing 737-800
2x Weekly
Edmonton YEG Boeing 737-400
Boeing 737-800
2x Weekly
Gulf Island Seaplanes
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Silva Bay Piper PA-28 Cherokee 3x Daily
Harbour Air
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Ganges Harbour YGG ~2x Daily
Maple Bay ~2x Daily
Nanaimo Harbour ZNA ~3x Daily
Sechelt YHS ~2x Daily
HeliJet
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Nanaimo Harbour ZNA Sikorsky S76 ~4x Weekly
Victoria Harbour YWH Sikorsky S76 ~5x Weekly
Island Express Air
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Qualicum Beach XQU Piper PA-31 Navajo 4x Daily
Japan Airlines Oneworldlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Tokyo NRT Boeing 767-300ER 1x Daily
KLM Skyteamlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Amsterdam AMS Airbus A330-200 (Winter)
Airbus A330-300
Boeing 777-300ER
4x Weekly
Korean Air Skyteamlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Seoul ICN Boeing 787-9 1x Daily
Lufthansa Staralliancelogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Frankfurt FRA Airbus A330-300 1x Daily
Munich MUC Airbus A350-900 1x Daily Summer Seasonal
Pacific Coastal Airlines (Hub)
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Bella Bella ZEL Beechcraft 1900C 2x Daily - Summer
4x Weekly - Winter
Bella Coola QBC Beechcraft 1900C 2x Daily - Summer
Campbell River YBL Beechcraft 1900C 4x Daily
Comox YQQ Beechcraft 1900C 3x Daily
Masset ZMT Beechcraft 1900C 1x Daily - Summer
6x Weekly - Winter
Port Hardy YZT Beechcraft 1900C 3x Daily
Powell River YPW Beechcraft 1900C 5x Daily
Tofino YAZ Beechcraft 1900C 2x Daily
Trail YZZ Beechcraft 1900C 2x Daily
Victoria YYJ Beechcraft 1900C 5x Daily
Williams Lake YWL Beechcraft 1900C 3x Daily
Salt Spring Air
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Seair Seaplanes
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Sichuan Airlines
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Chengdu CTU Airbus A330-200 ~2x Weekly
Sunshine Coast Air
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Sunwing Airlines
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Turkish Airlines Staralliancelogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Istanbul IST Boeing 787-9 3x Weekly Service Start 3 Sep 2020
United Airlines Staralliancelogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Chicago ORD Airbus A319-100
Airbus A320-200
3x Daily
Denver DEN Airbus A319-100
Boeing 737-800
2x Daily
Houston IAH Airbus A320-200
Boeing 737-700
2x Daily
San Francisco SFO Airbus A319-100
Airbus A320-200
Boeing 737-800
5x Daily
United Express Staralliancelogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Los Angeles LAX Embraer 175 ~2x Daily Operated by Skywest
WestJet (Hub)
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
WestJet Encore
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
WestJet Link
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
XiamenAir Skyteamlogo.png
City Airport Equipment Frequency Notes
Xiamen XMN Boeing 787-8 or Boeing 787-9 1x Weekly

Past

Transportation

Airport Car Rental

Vancouver International Airport has five car-rental agencies on-site: Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Hertz and National/Alamo, with an Enterprise located off-site.

Parking

The airport has four parking lots available. The parkade is a parking garage located in front of the terminal, with the economy open lot located behind it. The jetSet lot is located a few minutes away with terminal access via a 24 hour shuttle. As well, Vancouver offers a cell phone parking lot, allowing drivers to pick up passengers at the airport. Payment is offered via self-serve kiosks or at a cashier, with cheaper rates offered via the kiosks.

The south terminal features it's own parking lot with a main lot and an overflow. The fares for the lots are as follows:

Lot 0-1/2 Hour Hourly Daily Max Weekly Max (5-7 days)
Parkade $4.00 ($4.50 cashier) $8.00 ($9.00 cashier) $28.00 ($30.00 cashier) $165.00
Economy Lot $4.00 ($4.50 cashier) $8.00 ($9.00 cashier) $20.00 ($22.00 cashier) $130.00
jetSet N/A $4.00 $15.00 $96.00
South Terminal Main N/A $3.50 $10.50 N/A
South Terminal Overflow N/A $3.00 $8.50 N/A
Valet N/A $26.00 $38.00 $206.00

All parking lots have designated disabled parking spaces.

Taxi

Vancouver International Airport taxi services use a zone system when operating within the Vancouver and Richmond area. Zone rates only apply to trips from YVR to a zone and only for the first passenger if multiple passengers ride to different areas in the zone, else, meter rates apply.[3]

Zone Fare
Sea Island $20.00
North Richmond $20.00
Central Richmond $20.00
South Vancouver $20.00
South Richmond $24.00
Mitchell Island $25.00
Central Vancouver $26.00
Southeast Vancouver $29.00
Northeast Richmond $29.00
Southeast Richmond $31.00
Downtown $31.00
University of British Columbia $34.00
Canada Place $35.00
Ballantyne Pier $36.00
Far East Richmond $36.00
Stanley Park $37.00
North East Vancouver $41.00

App Based Ride-Hailing Services

In January 2020, app-based ride-hailing services commenced operations in Metro Vancouver. YVR created two designated 'Ride App' pick-up points for the main terminal and one for the South Terminal. There are no restrictions on dropping off passengers for 'Ride App' services. So far, Uber and Lyft are the only authorized services that can use the 'Ride App' services.[4]

Intercity Bus Service

The airport has a partnership with two intercity bus companies to provide a service to destinations outside of the Lower Mainland. YVR Skylynx (operated by Universal Coach Line) provides frequent service from YVR to Whistler and a connection to the BC Ferries Connector (operated by Wilson's Transportation) which provides service to destinations on Vancouver Island.

Public Transportation Airport Links

TransLink Airport station.

Scheduled Bus

Coach Bus

Train

Parking Shuttles

Hotel Shuttles

References