Vancouver International Airport

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Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver Airport.jpg
IATA: YVR ICAO: CYVR
Type Public
Owner Transport Canada
City Richmond, British Columbia, CANADA
website
Runways
Runway Length Material
08L/26R 3029 m Concrete
08R/26L 3505 m Asphalt/Concrete
12/30 2225 m Asphalt/Concrete
26A 1066 m Concrete
Helipads
A Unmarked Arrival/Departure hover area
B 24 m Asphalt
C 34 m Concrete

Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island, in Richmond, BC and is the international airport that serves the Vancouver metropolitan area. It is located about 12 km (7.5 mi) from downtown Vancouver. It is the second busiest airport in Canada.

Runways

YVR has 4 runways and three designated Helipad Areas. Two runways are positioned parallel east-west and the third intersects the 08R/26L at approx 45 deg. Simultaneous departures from parallel runways occur on the east-west runways.

Runway 08L-26R

Runway 08L-26R is 3029 meters long. Instrument Landing System is available for runway 08L, tune you NAV radio to 110.55 with a heading of 081. Instrument Landing System is available for runway 26R, tune you NAV radio to 111.95 with a heading of 261.

Runway 08R/26L

Runway 08R/26L is the airports longest runway at 3505 meters long. Instrument Landing System is available for runway 08R, tune you NAV radio to 109.50 with a heading of 81. Instrument Landing System is available for runway 26L, tune you NAV radio to 110.70 with a heading of 261.

Runway 12/30

Runway 12/30 is the airports shortest runway at 2225 meters. Instrument Landing System is available for runway 12, tune you NAV radio to 111.10 with a heading of 123. Instrument Landing System is not available for runway 30, runway heading is 303.


Airline Hubs

Real Airlines

  • Air Canada
  • Air Transat
  • Westjet (focus city)

Virtual Airlines

  • Air San Francisco
  • Americair

External links

  • [1] Wikipedia Article
  • [2] Real Life Live audio feeds from YYZ Air Traffic Control