YVR saw 17.6 million travellers in 2012.
The Vancouver Airport Authority’s Annual Public Meeting will be held tomorrow afternoon, where the organization will discuss the results of the 2012 Annual and Sustainability Report.
YVR maintained its place as Canada’s second busiest airport in 2012, seeing 17.6 million passengers—a 3.5 per cent increase over 2011, although it did not beat the 17.9 million that travelled through the airport in 2008. YVR’s revenue also saw a jump in 2012, rising from $369.3 million in 2011 to $403.6 million. The airport continued its run in the black, increasing the excess of revenue over expenses to $84.9 million.
The report also highlighted YVR’s increased service to Asia, noting the fact that Sichuan Airlines joined the roster in 2012, offering service to Chengdu, North America’s first and only direct flight to China’s interior.
While still calling the overall public impression of YVR in 2012 “positive,” with 79 per cent of Metro Vancouver residents giving the airport a rating of four out of five or higher, this did mark a decline from 2011’s positive impression, where 83 per cent of locals awarded YVR the same marks.
Tomorrow’s meeting is open to the public and Vancouver Airport Authority executives, including Larry Berg, president and CEO, will be on hand to present the report results and answer questions. Beginning when the meeting starts at 3:30 on May 9, a live stream will also be available for anyone wishing to listen in without making a trip out to Richmond.