CANADA. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is preparing to invite potential partners to tender on an excitingly diverse range of commercial opportunities in the near future, including food & beverage, retail, news and gifts*.

YVR said that it is experiencing unprecedented growth in passenger traffic, a trend that is expected to continue. Canada’s second-busiest airport welcomed over 24 million passengers in 2017, up +8.4% year-on-year. Projections now show 29 million passengers by 2020 with that growth trend forecast to be sustained.

“With this growth comes exciting opportunities for the airport’s award-winning concession programme,” said YVR. The current programme includes over 170 shops, services and restaurants and boasts the highest spend per passenger of any airport in North America.

The international departures area at Vancouver International Airport. With passenger traffic booming, YVR is determined to upgrade its already respected retail and food & beverage offer to a new level.

YVR said it is focused on crafting a unique and distinctive commercial portfolio, tailored to the airport’s passengers and consistent with the vision of being a world-class sustainable hub. As the airport continues to expand, and with over C$1.7 billion being spent on major projects that enhance the consumer experience in the next three years alone, YVR is gearing up for a series of tenders.

“The growth we’re experiencing at YVR puts us as one of the fastest-growing international airports in North America,” said Vancouver Airport Authority Vice President, Commercial Development Scott Norris. “Looking forward, the importance of a compelling airport retail strategy remains crucial. YVR is setting a new vision in terms of experience and hospitality, one that is truly reflective of British Columbia – Canada’s famed West Coast.  We are looking for new and existing partners that share the same focus, passion and commitment.”

*Footnote: Request for Proposal (RFP) information will be posted in coming weeks. For more information on upcoming opportunities, please visit YVR’s website or contact Mirela Rusu, Director, Commercial Services, Vancouver Airport Authority at

YVR was voted Best Airport in North America for a record ninth consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2018.

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