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Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver International Airport Aerial.JPG
Airport type Public
Owner Transport Canada
Operator Vancouver Airport Authority
Serves Vancouver, British Columbia
Location Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 49°11′41″N 123°11′02″W / 49.19472°N 123.18389°W / 49.19472; -123.18389Coordinates: 49°11′41″N 123°11′02″W / 49.19472°N 123.18389°W / 49.19472; -123.18389

Location of airport in Vancouver

Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
7L/25R 6,192 1,887 Asphalt
7R/25L 5,423 1,653 Asphalt
16L/34R 3,975 1,212 Asphalt
16R/34L 4,470 1,362 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers (ACI) 2,978,433
Aircraft operations (FAA) 329,808
Based aircraft (FAA) 435

Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVRICAO: CYVR) is a public-use airport on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. It is about 12 km (7.5 mi) from Downtown Vancouver. It serves Vancouver and the rest of British Columbia. In 2010, it was the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements (296,511) and passengers (16.8 million), right behind Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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