New Routes and Services
Several important air service announcements in 2012 offered more travel options to YVR, particularly for passengers looking to connect to Asia and Europe for business and leisure. Sichuan Airlines joined the YVR roster, offering service to Chengdu, China, marking North America’s first and only direct flight to China’s interior. Together with the six other carriers serving destinations in China, YVR can continue to meet increasing demand for access to one of the fastest-growing markets in the world.
Additionally, Virgin Atlantic Airways began seasonal service between YVR and London Heathrow Airport beginning in May 2012, and longtime airline partner Lufthansa announced in November the addition of a new YVR-Munich route, to begin operations in Summer 2013.