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Vancouver International Airport
French: Aéroport international de Vancouver
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– WMO: 71892
Airport type Public
Owner Transport Canada
Operator Vancouver International Airport Authority
Serves Metro Vancouver
Location Richmond, British Columbia
Hub for *Air Canada
Elevation AMSL 13 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 in Vancouver

Direction Length Surface
ft m
08L/26R 9,940 3,030 Concrete
08R/26L 11,500 3,505 Asphalt/concrete
13/31 7,300 2,225 Asphalt/concrete
Number Length Surface
ft m
A 110 34 Turf
B 79 24 Asphalt
C 108 33 Concrete/asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft movements 338,073
Number of passengers 25,936,907
Sources: Canada Flight Supplement
Environment Canada

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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