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September 29, 2005 - 11:00 AM

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY ESTABLISHES CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Vancouver International Airport Authority has established YVR Project Management, a wholly owned subsidiary to oversee major expansion projects at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

The Airport Authority is undertaking a $1.4-billion capital program that will ensure the airport meets the growing demand for air travel, and continues to be developed as a premier global gateway and economic generator for British Columbia. The program's projects are designed to accommodate the 21 million passengers projected at YVR by 2010, as well as handle the newer, larger aircraft of the future.

"In today's increasingly competitive marketplace, with B.C.'s robust economy, the construction industry is enjoying unprecedented growth," said Larry Berg, President and CEO, Vancouver International Airport Authority. "The Airport Authority has proved it can deliver major capital projects on time and on budget. This new company will guarantee that we have the expertise and resources available to complete our capital program over the long term."

The primary project the new company will be responsible for delivering is the $420-million expansion to the International Terminal Building, which will add nine new gates in two phases. The first phase, scheduled for completion in 2007, will provide four wide-body gates, two of which will be able to accommodate the new Airbus A380, the world's largest aircraft. This phase will also include the addition of a narrow-body gate to the existing east wing of the terminal. Phase two will add five new gates.

The new company will be governed by a Board of Directors whose Chair is Bob Cowan, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Vancouver International Airport Authority. The President is Ray Zibrik, an experienced construction manager and engineer who has managed construction projects at YVR, including the international terminal building, since 1992.



September 27, 2005 - 8:30 AM

HOTEL GUESTS CAN FLY THROUGH CHECK-IN

Common-Use Self-Service Kiosks Now in Lower Mainland Delta Hotel Locations

Vancouver International Airport Authority today officially launched common-use self-service (CUSS) check-in kiosks at Delta Vancouver Airport in Richmond and Delta Vancouver Suites in downtown Vancouver. The kiosks allow hotel guests at both locations to check in for flights departing from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) before leaving their hotel.

CUSS kiosks, pioneered by the Airport Authority and launched at YVR in 2002, allow passengers to access multiple airlines from one machine, check in faster, and avoid line-ups. Self-service check-in kiosks also provide a cost-effective solution for airlines and airports. The kiosks are free, easy to use, and can be used by all guests. It takes approximately 60 seconds to check in at a kiosk, making them a quick and convenient alternative to traditional check-in processes.

"The Airport Authority has been a leader in common-use technology, such as the CUSS kiosks, which have been embraced by both passengers and airlines," said Kevin Molloy, Vice President, Simplified Passenger Travel and Chief Information Officer, Vancouver International Airport Authority. "As airlines and airports around the world continue to adopt this system, YVR is once again leading the way in streamlined passenger processing by working with partners like Delta Hotels to bring self-service check-in to a variety of convenient off-airport locations."

Currently, guests at Delta Vancouver Airport and Delta Vancouver Suites can access WestJet flights through the CUSS kiosks, with more airlines slated to join the program later in the year. Once check-in is complete, hotel guests will receive a boarding pass to take with them, along with any baggage, to YVR, where they will proceed to the gate, either directly or after dropping off their baggage with the airline.
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