Vancouver Airport Departures

Vancouver International Airport

PO Box 23750, Airport Postal Outlet
Richmond, British Columbia V7B 1Y7, Canada

Phone: 604-207-7077
Elevation: 14 ft
Province: British Columbia
Opened: 1931

Airport codes
IATA airport code: YVR
ICAO airport code: CYVR


  • S: South
  • M: Main
  • D: Domestic
  • I: International

YVR Departures today

Schedule Time Estimated Time Destination Airline Flight Terminal Status
21:30 22:16 Calgary (YYC) WestJet WS130 D estimated
21:40 21:40 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC126 D estimated
21:45 22:00 Edmonton (YEG) Air Canada Express AC7780 D estimated
21:45 21:57 Kamloops (YKA) Air Canada Express AC8062 D estimated
21:45 22:00 Kelowna (YLW) Air Canada Express AC8282 D estimated
21:45 22:05 Prince George (YXS) Air Canada Express AC8349 D estimated
21:45 21:57 Terrace (YXT) Air Canada Express AC8445 D estimated
21:45 23:50 Edmonton (YEG) Flair Airlines F8830 D estimated
21:45 22:44 Prince George (YXS) WestJet WS3287 D estimated
21:45 21:57 Kamloops (YKA) estimated
21:50 21:50 Comox (YQQ) WestJet Link WS3049 D estimated
21:50 21:50 Kelowna (YLW) WestJet WS3310 D estimated
22:00 22:14 Victoria (YYJ) WestJet WS3185 D estimated
22:10 Nanaimo (YCD) Air Canada Express AC8039 D scheduled
22:10 22:10 Waterloo (YKF) Flair Airlines F8842 D estimated
22:25 22:45 Atlanta (ATL) WestJet WS1598 I estimated
22:30 22:30 New York (EWR) United Airlines UA1652 I estimated
22:35 22:35 Toronto (YYZ) WestJet WS724 D estimated
22:40 00:55 Sydney (SYD) Air Canada AC33 I estimated
22:55 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC182 D canceled
23:00 23:00 Toronto (YYZ) Flair Airlines F8600 D estimated
23:10 23:10 Toronto (YYZ) Lynx Air Y9115 D estimated
23:15 23:15 Brisbane (BNE) Air Canada AC35 I estimated
23:15 23:15 Toronto (YYZ) PD318 D estimated
23:20 23:20 Montreal (YUL) WestJet WS564 D estimated
23:25 23:25 Chicago (ORD) United Airlines UA1279 I estimated
23:29 23:29 New York (JFK) JetBlue Airways B6604 I estimated
23:30 23:30 Houston (IAH) United Airlines UA2150 I estimated
23:40 Montreal (YUL) Air Canada AC316 D scheduled
23:55 00:24 Mexico City (MEX) Aeromexico AM697 I estimated
23:59 23:59 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC128 D estimated
00:50 00:50 Manila (MNL) Philippine Airlines PR117 M estimated
01:20 Xiamen (XMN) Xiamen Air MF806 scheduled
01:25 01:25 Hong Kong (HKG) Cathay Pacific CX865 M estimated
02:00 Taipei (TPE) EVA Air BR9 M scheduled
02:00 02:00 Taipei (TPE) China Airlines CI31 M estimated
02:30 Shanghai (PVG) China Eastern Airlines MU598 scheduled
03:45 Hamilton (YHM) Cargojet Airways W8580 scheduled
06:00 06:00 Dallas (DFW) American Airlines AA1148 I estimated
06:00 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC100 M scheduled
06:00 06:18 Calgary (YYC) Air Canada Express AC7762 M estimated
06:00 06:00 Toronto (YYZ) Flair Airlines F8602 estimated
06:00 06:00 Calgary (YYC) Flair Airlines F8800 estimated
06:00 06:00 Calgary (YYC) WestJet WS100 D estimated
06:00 Calgary (YYC) W11255 scheduled
06:00 Toronto (YYZ) W11410 scheduled
06:10 06:10 Seattle (SEA) Alaska SkyWest AS3383 I estimated
06:15 06:15 Los Angeles (LAX) United Airlines UA406 I estimated
06:35 Victoria (YYJ) Kelowna Flightcraft Air FK575 scheduled
06:40 Kelowna (YLW) Kelowna Flightcraft Air FK577 scheduled
07:00 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC102 M scheduled
07:00 Calgary (YYC) Air Canada AC202 M scheduled
07:00 07:00 Salt Lake City (SLC) Delta Air Lines DL1395 M estimated
07:00 07:00 Los Angeles (LAX) Flair Airlines F81888 estimated
07:00 07:00 San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines UA1051 I estimated
07:00 07:00 Edmonton (YEG) WestJet WS160 D estimated
07:00 07:00 Toronto (YYZ) WestJet WS702 D estimated
07:00 Calgary (YYC) Sunwing Airlines WG9595 M scheduled
07:00 Nanaimo (YCD) Sunwest Aviation CNK657 scheduled
07:10 07:10 Seattle (SEA) Delta Connection DL3728 M estimated
07:30 07:30 Calgary (YYC) WestJet WS102 D estimated
07:35 Mexico City (MEX) Aeromexico AM695 I scheduled
07:40 Kelowna (YLW) Air Canada Express AC8266 M scheduled
07:45 07:45 Powell River (YPW) Pacific Coastal Airlines 8P201 S estimated
07:45 07:45 Campbell River (YBL) Pacific Coastal Airlines 8P751 S estimated
08:00 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC104 M scheduled
08:00 Salt Spring Island (YGG) YB481 S scheduled
08:00 Victoria (YWH) YB503 S scheduled
08:05 08:05 Prince George (YXS) WestJet WS3283 D estimated
08:10 08:25 Edmonton (YEG) Air Canada AC234 M estimated
08:10 Winnipeg (YWG) Air Canada AC292 M scheduled
08:10 Victoria (YYJ) Air Canada Express AC8147 M scheduled
08:10 08:28 Regina (YQR) Air Canada Express AC8190 M estimated
08:10 Fort St. John (YXJ) Air Canada Express AC8365 M scheduled
08:10 Terrace (YXT) Air Canada Express AC8437 M scheduled
08:10 08:28 Sacramento (SMF) Air Canada Express AC8596 M estimated
08:10 Seattle (SEA) Air Canada Express AC8798 M scheduled
08:15 Calgary (YYC) Air Canada AC204 M scheduled
08:15 Washington (IAD) Air Canada AC1036 M scheduled
08:15 08:33 Saskatoon (YXE) Air Canada Express AC7742 M estimated
08:20 08:20 Cranbrook (YXC) WestJet Link WS3054 D estimated
08:20 08:20 Terrace (YXT) WestJet WS3105 D estimated
08:30 Smithers (YYD) Air Canada Express AC8459 M scheduled
08:30 08:48 San Francisco (SFO) Air Canada Express AC8840 M estimated
08:30 08:30 Calgary (YYC) WestJet WS104 D estimated
08:30 08:30 Los Angeles (LAX) WestJet WS1696 I estimated
08:30 San Francisco (SFO) Jazz Aviation QK840 scheduled
08:35 New York (EWR) Air Canada AC548 M scheduled
08:35 08:35 Denver (DEN) United Airlines UA640 I estimated
08:35 08:35 Fort St. John (YXJ) WestJet WS3202 D estimated
08:35 Nanaimo (ZNA) YB603 S scheduled
08:40 Houston (IAH) Air Canada AC1300 M scheduled
08:40 Kelowna (YLW) Air Canada Express AC8268 M scheduled
08:40 Comox (YQQ) Air Canada Express AC8317 M scheduled
08:40 Hamilton (YHM) Cargojet Airways W82384 scheduled
08:45 Portland (PDX) Air Canada Express AC8652 M scheduled
08:45 Sechelt (YHS) YB1301 S scheduled
08:55 Montreal (YUL) Air Canada AC304 M canceled
08:55 Nanaimo (YCD) Air Canada Express AC8029 M scheduled
08:55 08:55 Port Hardy (YZT) Pacific Coastal Airlines 8P861 S estimated

Discover Vancouver international airport departures

Vancouver International Airport is located in the west of Canada. The airport is located 8 miles from the center of the city. It is often referred to as a hub to China as it has one of the most YVR departures to the Asian country. It’s a popular airport in the country and with the many YVR airport departures it has grown to the second largest airport in Canada. It is most of the time in use by the carriers WestJet and Air Canada but also Air Transat. It is an airport that wins many awards. In the last 10 years it has already won the ‘best North American airport’ but also high in the rankings worldwide.

The first Vancouver flight departures started on a grass airstrip on Lulu island. In 1929, the city of Vancouver bought some land to run Vancouver departures from Sea Island. The terminal and runways have expanded and improved over the years to become a major airport.


Its history goes back to 1931. That is the year the airport opened and transported just over 1000 passengers. That has grown to 25 million passengers annually at Vancouver Airport. It all started with a small runway. There was also a small wooden building that served as a terminal. During the war it was used by the Air Force and like many airports during the 60’s and 70’s it grew rapidly with the jet planes. Even in the year 2010 with the winter Olympics it brought many athletes via the airport to Vancouver and the surrounding area.

Vancouver Airport Terminals

There are three different terminals at the airport for YVR airport departures. These terminals are called South Terminal, International Terminal and Domestic terminal. The latter two are interconnected and refer to as the set top terminal. In the main terminal there is a section for US Border Pre-clearance. The domestic terminal has been available for Vancouver flight departures since 1968. From here there are several piers or concourses named Pier A, B and C.

  • Pier A has 6 gates and is mainly in use by the airline WestJet.
  • Per B has 14 gates for Vancouver departures which are also in use by WestJet but also Air North, Sunwing Airlines and Air Transit. There are also some gates that could be in use for international air traffic.
  • Pier C is the largest with 24 gates. This is where Air Canada is based for Vancouver airport departures.


The international terminal has been offering flights since 1996 with Pier D and E.

  • Pier D has 17 gates, some of which can also be used by the Airbus A380. Mostly international YVR departures are carried out, but also domestically with the so-called swing gates.
  • Pier E has the US Border Pre-clearance facilities.

Then you have Terminal South which provides regional flights. There is also a floatplane facility for aircraft to take off from the water.

Flight routes Vancouver airport

Most Vancouver flight departures are in operation by WestJet and Air Canada to destinations in Canada itself, but also to the US and beyond to Europe, Asia and Latin America. There are airlines that have regular flights or seasonal flights. These include:

  • Aeroméxico
  • Air France
  • Air New Zealand
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Air Transit
  • All Nippon Airways
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Condor
  • Delta
  • Edelweiss
  • Icelandair
  • Japan Airlines
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Qantas
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • United Airlines and many more.

Vancouver regional and domestic departures are also in operation by Seair Seaplanes, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Harbor Air, Flair Airlines and a few more.

The most important and busiest destinations, especially during the pandemic, are domestic flights to Montreal, Toronto-Pearson, Calgary and Edmonton. If international traffic increases in 2021, the following destinations will also be important again:

They hope to have many Vancouver airport departures again as soon as possible in order to be able to return to the 30 million passengers in the year.

Passenger statistics

The airport is growing steadily with the amount of passengers. From 10 million in 1994 to 26 million in 2019. That are 332,214 Vancouver airport departures annually. Due to corona there is a big drop of 72% to only 7,300,287 passengers in 2020.