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Vancouver International breaks record: Named Best Airport in North America

Mar 17, 2016

RICHMOND, Canada - Today, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was named Best Airport in North America for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Cologne, Germany. YVR is the first airport in the world to win seven years in a row, breaking the record for consecutive wins for Skytrax awards.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards are based on 13.2 million passenger surveys conducted in 555 airports around the world. The survey measures 39 elements in the airport travel experience including 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.

"This is an incredible achievement! Being named the best airport in North America for seven years in a row is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all those in the YVR family," said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. "I extend a heartfelt thank you to those who voted for us and a huge congratulations to our community, passengers, partners and the more than 23,000 people who work and volunteer at YVR; you all contribute to our shared success."

YVR placed third for Best Staff Service in North America. Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel was also voted Best Airport Hotel in North America.

Vancouver International breaks record: Named Best Airport in North America

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