Vancouver airport gets new wing
Vancouver International Airport is looking better than ever these days, with the opening of a $120 million new concourse designed to serve the international market. Following the lead of the rest of the facility, the new concourse is decorated with original native art and landscape works to make that waiting time as pleasant as possible. Arrive at the new wing and you’ll be greeted by indigenous trees, a water course with a large dug-out canoe and a huge Thunderbird wood sculpture, suspended from the ceiling.
The concourse adds seven gates to the airport and will be used for trans-border flights in the morning and flights to Asia in the afternoon. Anticipating the next generation of double-decker airplanes which are now on the drawing boards, the gates have been designed and built to accommodate the two-level super airliners.