The Great One recently made an appearance at YVR to promote his line of No. 99 Wayne Gretzy Estates wines, available for sale at World Duty Free.
We take a look at some stories and events for the week ahead and behind in the world of aviation in our Monday Aviation Mash-up
We announced our new President & CEO earlier this week. To mark the occasion, we sent a camera along with Craig as he returned to his old stomping grounds, said hello to some old friends and met some new ones.
With a focus on innovation, sustainability and teamwork toward developing YVR ‘s potential as a key global gateway, Richmond will continue to shape and enhance YVR’s reputation as North America’s top airport.
Craig Richmond, YVR’s new CEO and President, is on approach at YVR and will be landing here on July 2.
We are lucky enough to have Terry Chou, an SFU Communications student, as a Summer Co-op Student in the YVR Communications Department. Terry recently went on an airside adventure and chronicled his experience for us all:
We see a lot of people here at Vancouver International Airport. How many? Well, YVR is the second-busiest airport in Canada and our numbers have been steadily growing for the past 20 years. Since 1992 the number of passengers that travel through the airport has almost doubled from around 9 million annually to 17.5 million in 2012.
A look at how airports - ours in particular - contribute to economic development.
A favourite plane-spotting locale will soon be a tribute to our outgoing CEO.
This shot was taken from a chopper at about 300-400 feet. The wide angle makes it a bit more dramatic and I just love the entire airport encompassed in one shot with the mountains and water in the background.