Canada’s second busiest airport, Vancouver International Airport welcomed 17.6 million people in 2012, facilitated more than 296,000 aircraft take-offs and landings and handled 228,000 tonnes of cargo. Since 1992, when the Airport Authority assumed responsibility for the airport, passenger traffic has increased more than 77% from 9.9 million passengers, and cargo has increased nearly 58% from 144,000 tonnes.
Sixty-two airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to 99 destinations in Canada, the US and around the world. Non-stop service is provided to more than 111 destinations via chartered and regularly scheduled flights. The three most popular destinations to and from YVR are Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton (Source: YVR).