The entire airport community sounded a cheer on March 26 when YVR was voted Best Airport in North America for the fifth year in a row by the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards, the global benchmark of excellence.
This exceptional honour marks only the second time in history that any airport has earned top ranking five years in a row. YVR also remains one of the world’s best airports, the only North American airport included in the global top 10.
Known informally in the travel industry as the Passenger Choice Awards, this year’s awards tallied the results of 12.85 million surveys completed by customers of 110 different nationalities at 410 airports worldwide. Surveys measured the travel experience across 39 airport service categories, from arrivals and check-in to security and border clearance processes, as well as shopping, service and dining options.
This award represents much more than a #1 ranking. It is a tribute to the 24,000 people who work at YVR, our volunteers, business partners, customers and passengers who make YVR an economic driver, jobs creator and an airport that every British Columbian can be proud to call their own.
To celebrate the win, an enthusiastic team of YVR employees sporting our trademark green jackets descended upon the terminal on Friday April 11 to dispense thank yous, chocolates and $5 YVR Bucks vouchers to passengers and employees. DJs in both the Domestic and International terminals spun to create a celebratory atmosphere, while mascots and other entertainers wowed the crowds. Check out this Thank You Friday photo gallery.
This was just one of the celebratory events we have planned to thank our entire community for contributions to our big win. Whatever your connection to YVR, thank you for your support!