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Domestic terminal gets new look at Vancouver International Airport

Jan. 14, 2014, Vancouver - New shops, restaurants and services are part of the new expanded domestic terminal at Vancouver International Airport — an area known as the A-B Connector — that also includes architectural features celebrating B.C.’s Interior.

January 14, 2015  By The Vancouver Sun

Built at a cost of $213 million, the new A-B Connector upgrades and expands the original areas of the airport’s 1968 terminal.

The new section will be used primarily by WestJet, Central Mountain Air, Air North, Hawkair, Sunwing and Air Transat.

“This is your airport improvement fee hard at work to make air travel efficient for the people of British Columbia,” Craig Richmond, president and CEO of the airport, said Tuesday in a ceremony opening the new section.

The airport improvement fee is $5 for flights in B.C. and Yukon and $20 otherwise.


The A-B Connector features seismic upgrades and an expanded gate capacity, which is being tested to accommodate the new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

A faster baggage system to expedite moving luggage between international and domestic flights is expected to be operational by spring 2016.


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