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Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

As Canada's second busiest airport, YVR accommodated 17 million people in 2011. It has also been voted as 'North America's best airport' (by Skytrax World Airport Awards) three years in a row.

With more than 170 shops in both domestic and international terminals, YVR features a strong offering of duty free goods (e.g. luxury fashions, leather goods, liquor, tobacco, etc.), apparel and accessories, cosmetics, specialty merchandise and quick service and full services restaurants.

Also, YVR ranks in the top 3 of high spending passengers at North American airports.

The success of YVR's retail program has been recently recognized by award of "Best Retail" by the Airport Council International and International Air Transport Association (IATA). The airport's shopping and dining amenities directly caters to the needs of its passengers, employees and visitors.

The Vancouver Airport Authority continues to see retail growth opportunities within its pre and post security terminal areas and on the airport lands.

The Vancouver International Airport has been a long time client of Thomas Consultants. We have prepared market and trends analyses for various aspects of YVR’s terminal retail functions / operations and airport lands commercial opportunities. Our work with YVR has included the following:

  • Commercial Retail Plan;
  • Domestic terminal retail tenant mix strategy;
  • International terminal retail strategy;
  • Airport retail global trends; and
  • Commercial opportunity study for non-aeronautical lands.

Thomas Consultants continues to collaborate with YVR's Commercial Services Department and other team members on their facility's future and expansion objectives.