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China Southern inaugural flight arrives at Vancouver

The inaugural China Southern Airlines flight arrived at Vancouver International Airport as the water cannons covered the aircraft.

 

Vancouver Airport Authority welcomed China Southern Airlines’ inaugural flight to Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver Airport Authority welcomed China Southern Airlines’ inaugural flight to Vancouver International Airport Wednesday morning. The new China Southern thrice-weekly service to marks Canada’s first and only non-stop flight to China’s most populous province, Guangdong, and is expected to generate considerable economic spin-off.

 

Vancouver Airport Authority, Province of BC and Government of Canada officials welcomed China Southern Airlines’ to Vancouver International Airport Wednesday morning

Vancouver Airport Authority, Province of BC and Government of Canada officials welcomed China Southern Airlines’ to Vancouver International Airport Wednesday morning. The new China Southern thrice-weekly service to marks Canada’s first and only nonstop flight to China’s most populous province, Guangdong, and is expected to generate considerable economic spinoff. Left to right: He Zongkai, Executive Vice President, China Southern Airlines; Christy Clark, Premier, Province of BC; Tan Wangeng, President and CEO, China Southern Airlines; Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), the Government of Canada; Liang Shugen, Chinese Consul General; and Larry Berg, Vancouver Airport Authority President and CEO.

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), presents China Southern Airlines President and CEO, Tan Wangeng, with a Canucks jersey

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), presents China Southern Airlines President and CEO, Tan Wangeng, with a Canucks jersey emblazoned with the flight number of the inaugural flight, which landed at Vancouver International Airport Wednesday morning. The new China Southern thrice-weekly service marks Canada’s first and only nonstop flight to China’s most populous province, Guangdong, and is expected to generate considerable economic spinoff.

Vancouver Airport Authority welcomed China Southern Airlines’ inaugural flight with a water arch on the taxiway.

Vancouver Airport Authority welcomed China Southern Airlines’ inaugural flight with a water arch on the taxiway. The new China Southern thrice-weekly service marks Canada’s first and only nonstop flight to China’s most populous province, Guangdong.

The new airline partner for YVR marks Canada’s first and only nonstop flight to Guangdong, China’s most populous province and a key economic hub. The new thrice-weekly service is expected to generate considerable economic spinoff, including the creation of 44 person-years of employment and $2.2 million in wages, and the contribution of $3.5 million to British Columbia’s gross domestic product annually.

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