A Message from Mary Jordan, Chair

2014 was a year of great ideas and big achievements by the team on behalf of our customers, our communities, our province and our country.

More people than ever chose to fly through YVR in 2014 and many did this with the help of our incredible Green Coats. We were proud to honour these individuals on the 25th anniversary of YVR’s award-winning volunteer program. Our Green Coats speak the language of welcome and help—and over 30 other languages. This is one of the reasons YVR once again achieved a high customer satisfaction rating in 2014 and received the Skytrax World Airport Award for best airport in North America—for the sixth year in a row.

We continued to build on our strong community relationships in 2014, with generous donations and expanded programs. We introduced the Explorer Tour, a formalized, year-round guided program for groups including seniors, children with disabilities and students. Through our Speakers’ Bureau, we shared YVR’s gateway airport story with communities across the province. We also continued popular initiatives such as the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, the YVR School Tour Program and the annual Quest Holiday Hamper Drive.

To meet the ever increasing competition, we crafted a new Strategic Plan to deliver on our mission of connecting British Columbia proudly to the world. As a foundation for YVR’s diverse objectives and initiatives, the new plan sets an ambitious goal of 25 million passengers by 2020, within a vision that sees YVR as a world class, sustainable gateway between Asia and the Americas.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank the employees of the Airport Authority for their outstanding work and the other businesses and agencies on Sea Island for their commitment to excellence. And, most of all, I would like to thank the people of British Columbia for giving us their support and our reason for striving to go beyond, every day.

Mary B. Jordan
Chair, Board of Directors
Vancouver Airport Authority

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