Air Canada uses Vancouver International Airport as a hub for its operations, and it is the most prominent commercial air carrier at the airport. The airline operates from three different terminal areas at the airport. Air Canada flights that originate from the airport’s Domestic Terminal reach destinations within Canada such as Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Winnipeg. The airline also offers flights to the domestic destinations of Kelowna and Whitehorse on a seasonal basis.
Passengers who travel internationally with Air Canada board their flights from the International Terminal at Vancouver’s Airport. The airline offers non-stop flights to destinations like Beijing, London, Mexico City, Seoul, Sydney and Tokyo on a year-round basis. Seasonally, Air Canada offers flights to San José del Cabo from the International Terminal.
Air Canada flights that travel to the United States depart from Vancouver’s Transborder Terminal. Year-round destinations include Honolulu, Los Angeles, Newark and San Francisco. Seasonal Transborder destinations include Anchorage and San Diego.
Jazz Air operates a number of flights from Vancouver International Airport through the Air Canada Express program. Domestic destinations served by Jazz Air include Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Prince George, Regina, Smithers, and Whitehorse. Seasonally, passengers can use Jazz Air’s Air Canada Express service to reach Calgary. Jazz Air also offers non-stop service to Portland and Seattle/Tacoma through the Transborder Terminal.
Quebec-based Air Transat also uses Vancouver International Airport as a hub. The airline only offers international flights from the airport, with its route to London-Gatwick airport being the sole flight offered on a year-round basis. Seasonally, passengers can use Air Transat to reach cities like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Manchester, Paris and Puerto Vallarta. Since Air Transat only provides international service from Vancouver, all of its flights originate from the airport’s International Terminal.
WestJet is one of the more popular carriers at Vancouver International Airport. The airline offers service to a number of domestic and international destinations. Flights that depart from the Domestic Terminal reach cities such as Calgary, Montréal, Prince George, and Winnipeg. WestJet’s international destinations include Puerto Vallarta and San José del Cabo. From the Transborder Terminal, passengers can take WestJet flights to cities including Honolulu, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and San Francisco.
Seair Seaplanes is one of the few airlines to use the South Terminal at Vancouver International airport. Interestingly, the airline offers most of its flights on float planes that land on the water. Passengers can reach a number of regional destinations using Seair Seaplanes including Ganges Harbour, Miners Bay, Port Washington, and Bedwell Harbour.