YVR advises passengers to arrive on time and utilize travel technology during bustling May Long weekend

Ahead of busy travel days through the May Long weekend, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is reminding passengers to take advantage of travel technology for a smooth experience through their journey.

Each day between May 19 – 21, YVR expects an average of approximately 60,189 people to travel through the airport, for a weekly total of 421,323. Friday, May 19 and Sunday, May 21 are expected to be the busiest travel days of the weekend.

The airport’s domestic arrivals and departure terminals are estimated to host the largest volumes of passengers.

During May Long, YVR will connect travellers to 97 destinations across Canada and the world. Notably, the top destinations for departing YVR passengers are:

  • Domestic:
    • Calgary
    • Edmonton
    • Toronto
  • U.S.:
    • Los Angeles
    • Las Vegas
    • Hawaii
  • International:
    • Japan
    • London

The airport continues to encourage the use of travel technology in combination with a parking plan when it comes time to fly.

For departing travellers:

  • US Customs Mobile Passport Control (MPC) app: US Customs and Border Protection released the MPC app that allows travellers to submit information digitally before moving through the border process. By using the app, travellers may experience shorter wait times, less congestion, and efficient processing.
  • YVR EXPRESS: Passengers have the option to schedule a specific time for security screening up to 72 hours in advance of their flight by using YVR EXPRESS. After booking on yvr.ca/express, passengers can look for the YVR EXPRESS signs at their assigned Security Checkpoint. Show airport staff your reservation QR code, and you are ready to go through screening.
  • jetSet valet parking: Having a parking plan is an important step to consider before driving to YVR. Passengers travelling to the airport by car are now able to reserve their spot for jetSet’s 24/7 valet parking facility at yvr.ca/parking. Customers can enjoy the complementary 24/7 round-trip shuttle service to the Main Terminal.

For arriving travellers:

  • ArriveCAN app: By using the ArriveCAN app to submit customs and immigration declarations in advance of arrival, travellers will gain access to the Advance CBSA Declaration express lanes at the airport when they arrive in Canada and save time through the border clearance process.

The airport continues to recommend that passengers arrive early—up to two hours ahead of scheduled domestic flights and three hours ahead of U.S. and international flights.

For the latest travel information, visit yvr.ca or follow the airport on Twitter: @YVRAirport or @YVRAeroport.