Vancouver Airport Authority and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Media Advisory
RICHMOND, BC, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ – On Tuesday, May 7, Vancouver Airport
Authority and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will launch a
first-of-its-kind initiative at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
to streamline the travel process from international destinations to the
United States. This partnership between an airport and U.S. Customs
and Border Protection will significantly improve efficiency and is an
example of technological innovation and the willingness to change the
way business is done in order to enhance passenger experience. Media
are invited to attend the exclusive launch of this program and will be
given a demonstration of how the new program will operate for U.S.
passport holders transiting through CBP preclearance.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, 2013; 9:20 a.m. -10:45 a.m. 9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Media registration at Haida Gwaii statue 9:45 a.m. Media escorted post-security 10:00 a.m. Media event begins 10:30 a.m. Photo opp
WHERE: Vancouver International Airport, International Terminal, Departures Level 3 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, B.C. PARKING: Short-term parkade, level 2 or 3; parking passes will be available at media sign-in table
RSVP: This event has limited access due to security restrictions. Media wishing to attend must RSVP with name, outlet and title by Monday, May 6, at 12:00 p.m to Media_Relations@YVR.ca. Media who have not received confirmation of RSVP spot will be unable to attend. All media must present government-issued photo identification provided upon registration.
About Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit
organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
Canada’s second busiest airport, YVR served 17.6 million passengers in
2012, facilitated 261,000 takeoffs and landings and handled 227,000
tonnes of cargo. Sixty-eight airlines serve YVR, connecting people and
businesses to more than 120 destinations worldwide. Vancouver Airport
Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2012, donated over
$650,000 to community organizations. We are committed to creating an
airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global
gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.
About U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within
the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management,
control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official
ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist
weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
SOURCE Vancouver Airport Authority