Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond,
British Columbia, Canada, about 10 miles (15 kilometres) driving distance from downtown Vancouver. It is
the second busiest airport in Canada, behind Toronto
Pearson International Airport, with non-stop flights daily to Asia, Europe, the United States, Mexico, the
Caribbean, and other airports within Canada. The airport also made the list of top 10 airports in the world in 2013.
Vancouver International Airport is one of eight Canadian Airports that have U.S. border preclearance facilities.
Vancouver International Airport Authority has built a reputation as a premier gateway airport between Asia and North
America. It is the closest major North American airport to Asia on the great circle routes which saves air carriers and
passengers time. Although metropolitan Vancouver has a population of about 2.4 million, YVR boasts more non-stop
service to Asia relative to size of local population than any other airport in North America. This is because
of the close family and business ties between Vancouver and Asia and the success of the Authority, together
with air carriers, in building a connecting hub or gateway between North America and Asia. The result is that
Vancouver is better connected to the world than would otherwise be the case.