Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has unveiled Flight Plan 2037, the roadmap detailing the airport’s strategy to becoming a “world-class, sustainable hub connecting Asia and the Americas.”
Details of the C$5.6 billion plan include expanded terminals, new taxiways, a geoexchange system, and upgraded roads and bridges to Sea Island, which will help YVR support the estimated 35 million passengers expected to travel through YVR annually by 2037.
YVR is Canada’s second busiest airport, handling a record 22.3 million passengers in 2016.
“I am so proud to lead the team that developed and will execute Flight Plan 2037. This plan is built to provide for the long-term capacity needs at YVR, while meeting and enhancing our sustainability goals and ensuring we build in an incremental fashion,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, speaking at a Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event. “Our future is being shaped by the ongoing dialogue with thousands of British Columbians and our airline partners, who participated in our Phase 1 and 2 Master Plan consultations.”
Richmond went on to invite the public to participate in Phase 3 of the YVR 2037 Master Plan consultation process.