Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR) has unveiled its Flight Plan 2037, a road map detailing the airport’s strategy to becoming: “a world class, sustainable hub connecting Asia and the Americas.”
Flight Plan 2037 includes a capital, terminal, financial plan plus the YVR 2037 Master Plan. Details of the CAN$5.6 billion plan include expanded terminals, new taxiways, a geoexchange system and upgraded roads and bridges to help YVR accommodate the estimated 35 million passengers expected to travel through YVR annually by 2037.
“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 & CEO, 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. I am also inviting you to participate in Phase 3 of the YVR 2037 Master Plan and continue to help build our airport of the future.”
Coinciding with the January 19 announcement, the airport launched Phase 3 of its 2037 Master Plan, a community and stakeholder consultation process that guides YVR’s land use decision-making and facility development for the next 20 years.