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YVR Lifts Off with New Restaurant.

Local concept brings West Coast contemporary cuisine to passengers

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is ringing in the New Year with a new full-service restaurant, Lift Bar & Grill.

Inspired by the original location in downtown Vancouver, passengers are now able to enjoy their well-known selection of seasonal cuisine with a focus on local seafood offerings.

Centrally located in the international terminal, the restaurant is wrapped around the airport’s iconic aquarium and is designed to draw on a coastal waters theme. This is evident in both the interior detailing with tones of warm oak, steel blue and charcoal greys as well as the menu, featuring Oceanwise certified seafood.

In addition to Lift Bar & Grill, SSP Canada will open five other food and beverage locations, occupying 14,225 square feet at YVR. The restaurants will include a mix of local as well as modern, world-class international and proprietary brands.

Pajo’s Fish & Chips serves up locally sourced, but world famous fish and chips; Bánh Shop features traditional Vietnamese street sandwiches and bowls; and Freshii provides fresh and healthy food options. These offerings will be opening throughout 2017 with two additional concepts to be opened in 2019.

Capital Airlines connects Canada with two key Chinese hubs.

YVR has Canada’s first and only service to Hangzhou and Qingdao.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated Beijing Capital Airlines (Capital Airlines) and its new, thrice weekly service between Vancouver and Hangzhou, via Qingdao. Capital Airlines is the sixth mainland Chinese carrier to service YVR—two more than any other airport in North America or Europe.

The new service presents exciting new business and tourism opportunities. Located in the central eastern coast of China, Hangzhou is among the country’s seven most ancient cities and is famous for West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has had a profound impact on poets, painters and designers throughout Chinese history. Qingdao, located in northeast China, is a major seaport and industrial centre. In addition to hosting the world’s longest sea bridge, Qingdao is well-known for its diverse economy focused on heavy industry, software, automotive, electronics and banking—and the famous Tsingtao Brewery, the second largest in China.

The new route between YVR and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) via Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO) will be flown on an Airbus 330, with seating for 222 passengers including 36 in business class and 186 in economy.

WestJet Resumes YVR to Hamilton Route.

WestJet is resuming it's popular YVR to Hamilton route in Spring.

The service will run four times a week between Hamilton John C Munro

International Airport and YVR from 30April17 and will increase to daily from 28June17 until 7September17 then return to four times per week until 27October17.

The flights will be operated by Westjet's Boeing 737NG aircraft featuring Plus, Canada's only system-wide, Premium Economy seating.

Introductory one-way fares start from $244.78.

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