Our Planning Process
The Airport Authority has an extensive planning process that begins with YVR’s Strategic Plan. From there, other plans are developed to support the strategic vision. In addition to broad, comprehensive plans such as the Master Plan, the Capital Plan and the Financial Plan, we have detailed operational plans covering areas such as safety management, emergency planning and construction monitoring.
YVR’s Strategic Plan provides the fundamental direction—the mission, vision and values—for the organization. Our mission: Connecting British Columbia proudly to the world. Our vision: A world class sustainable gateway between Asia and the Americas. Our values: Safety, Teamwork, Accountability and Innovation.
YVR’s Master Plan outlines how the Airport Authority will meet the needs of its stakeholders and the communities it serves over the next 20 years. It also supports YVR’s long-term viability and includes an Airport Land Use Plan to protect existing operational areas and allocate sufficient land for future operational needs. The Master Plan process includes a comprehensive public consultation program and evaluates potential airside, terminal, cargo and ground access development options based on sustainability criteria that are divided into four areas: Governance, Economic, Environmental and Social. The Airport Authority updates its Master Plan every 10 years and the most recent Master Plan and accompanying Land Use Plan, YVR: Your Airport 2027 Master Plan is available here.
In 2014, the Airport Authority began initial work on its next Master Plan, which will look out to 2037. Engagement with stakeholders and the public will take place throughout 2015.
Our multi-year Capital Plan determines the timing of airport infrastructure developments based on the Master Plan and applies enterprise risk analysis to guide ongoing maintenance and replacement of infrastructure. The Financial Plan defines funding requirements for future capital projects and major initiatives, while the annual Operating Plan outlines our objectives, initiatives and metrics for the coming year.