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Week ahead at YVR

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:08 PDT, Mon March 27, 2023

Last Updated: 3:18 PDT, Mon March 27, 2023

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To support passengers in their journey through the airport, YVR is providing weekly passengers forecasts, busiest days and times for travellers, number of destinations served, and important reminders and tips.

For the week of March 27 – April 2, YVR is expecting an average of approximately 61,034 passengers per day for a total of 427,240 for the week, connecting these travellers to 97 destinations across Canada and the world.

Within this week, Wednesday and Sunday are expected to be the busiest travel days with 60,195 and 62,964 passengers expected, respectively.

The week ahead at YVR 
Travel forecasts for the week of March 27 – April 2* 

427,240 total passengers 

  • 217,967 arrivals 
    • 100,942 domestic 
    • 58,244 U.S. 
    • 58,781 international 
  • 209,273 departures 
    • 107,525 domestic 
    • 49,787 U.S. 
    • 51,961 international 

Daily 

  • Monday: 60,504
  • Tuesday: 59,101
  • Wednesday: 61,223
  • Thursday: 61,334
  • Friday: 63,268
  • Saturday: 59,974
  • Sunday: 61,836

Peak times by sector for check-in and security screening 

  • 6  – 8 a.m., 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (domestic) 
  • 6 – 8 a.m.,10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 9 – 10 p.m. (international) 
  • 5 – 8 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (U.S.) 

97 destinations served 
Across Canada and worldwide 

*Data is estimated and compiled by Vancouver Airport Authority.  

More information to help travellers prepare for their next trip through YVR, including travel measures and top tips, is available at yvr.ca/travelplanning  

* All data is based on actual operations and compiled by Vancouver Airport Authority. Passenger and operational data is updated regularly and posted to our Facts & Stats page on YVR.ca. 

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