YVR named best airport in North America, for the 8th year in a row!

Photo credit: YVR Vancouver International Airport

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the YVR Vancouver International Airport is known as being one of the best airports in the world. In fact, YVR was named ‘Best Airport in North America’ in a vote by 13.8 million airline passengers worldwide!

Officially, Vancouver has been ranked the #13 top airport in the world, listed closely behind airports in Singapore, Tokyo, Zurich, and England. But, YVR easily tops the list of North American airports – it isn’t until #26 (Cincinnati/Kentucky) that we see another North American airport listed in the awards.

Best of all, YVR has made the remarkable distinction of receiving this top accolade for eight consecutive years! An amazing feat when you consider the competition.

The ranking comes from the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards, considered the global benchmark of airport excellence. Results were determined by surveying more than 13.8 million passengers in 550 airports around the world.

The survey measures 39 elements in the airport travel experience ranging from check-in to security and border clearance processes, comfort, efficiency, signage, transportation availability, passenger amenities and friendliness. It remains the world’s largest independent airport customer satisfaction survey. More information on the Skytrax World Airport Awards is available at worldairportawards.com.

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Image sourced from Vancouver International Airport Facebook page

To celebrate their eighth consecutive win as Best Airport in North America, YVR is giving away eight free flights to any North American destination of your choice over the next eight days. For details and a chance to enter, follow YVR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Whether it’s the efficiency of the airport, the original native art that greets passengers as they arrive, the clean and fresh air, or just the views of the nearby snowcapped mountains… YVR definitely has a lot going for it.

What’s your favourite part about YVR Airport? Let us know in the comment section below!

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5 Responses to YVR named best airport in North America, for the 8th year in a row!

  1. Cecilia Sotingco

    I like the original native art that greets me everytime I arrive at YVR. I usually visit Vancouver almost every year and I never miss to look at the native art displayed around. I love it! 😀

  2. Jodi Birley

    Every time I come home to YVR, I always feel at ease knowing the airport is so efficient with luggages, flight connections, customs, etc. that makes my departure/arrival a pleasant experience. Plus the beautiful native art work everywhere makes me right at home every time! ❤💕

  3. True, YVR is a pretty nice airport. To be honest, I am a little surprised that it got the number 1 spot in North America though. I actually like the Seattle airport quite a bit, especially the food court area with that massive glass wall. The rest of Seattle airport is a little shady. Two other really nice airports are Tampa and Indianapolis.

  4. Diana Langmaid

    Arriving and departing from YVR is a very enjoyable experience and the immigration staff and very pleasant and welcoming. Lovely surroundings with beautiful native art and no sense of a rushed, busy place. Almost feels relaxing, which is not usually the case in airports.

  5. Carol

    The very best thing about being in the stunning Vancouver International Airport, is the fact that you have arrived and are welcomed into the awesome city of Vancouver.