by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 24, 2017
Vancouver International Airport has unveiled Flight Plan 2037, a guide to its anticipated growth over the next 20 years. The initiative is a roadmap detailing Canada's second-busiest airport's strategy to becoming a world-class, sustainable hub connecting Asia and the Americas. Roughly US$5.6 billion is proposed to be spent to expand terminals, create new taxiways, upgrade roads and bridges, and more, all to help YVR, as the airport is known, support the estimated 35 million annual passengers expected to travel through it by 2037.
 
Flight Plan 2037 was developed in consultation with YVR's stakeholders and through ongoing discussions with its airline partners, who formally voted on the plan as part of the overall approval process to grow the airport. Last year, YVR welcomed a record 22.3 million passengers. 
 
"I am so proud to lead the team that developed and will execute Flight Plan 2037. This plan is built to provide for the long-term capacity needs at YVR, while meeting and enhancing our sustainability goals and ensuring we build in an incremental fashion," said Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. "Our future is being shaped by the ongoing dialogue with thousands of British Columbians and our airline partners who participated in our Phase 1 and 2 Master Plan consultations."