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Dec 21 Will Mark The Busiest Day Of The Year At Vancouver International Airport

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Vancouver International Airport expects to have its busiest day of the year tomorrow, December, 21st. Christmas Day is right around the corner. As a result, thousands of travellers will make their way back home for the holidays.

Owing this, those who plan to travel through the airport should prepare for a great deal of extra traffic. While you should always give yourself an hour before a domestic flight, it may be prudent to give yourself an extra hour or half hour. With over 83,000 people and more passing through the terminals, there could be very long waits.

Even if winter weather conditions in Metro Vancouver are not bad, weather conditions in other parts of the country can impact flights. This means that connecting flights, incoming flights and departing flights may create local havoc.


Vancouver International Airport: Holiday Travel

Travel tips:

  • Allow ample time to check in, clear security and board your flight. Factor in time for traffic congestion, parking and walking to the terminal.
  • Winter weather here in Metro Vancouver or in other parts of the country could impact flights, so be sure to check the status of your flight at yvr.ca before you leave home.
  • Travel to YVR on the Canada Line is quick and efficient, delivering you to the terminal door in 26 minutes or less.
  • When packing, remember that restrictions continue to apply for liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on baggage. These details and a complete list of items not permitted in carry-on baggage, including skis and snowboards, is available through Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) at catsa.gc.ca.
  • Don’t wrap gifts before packing them into your carry-on baggage. Their contents may need to be inspected during the pre-board screening process.

YVR was voted the best airport in the North America again for the 8th year in a row.

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