A380 at YVR - Media Registration Information

    RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ - Media are invited to Vancouver
 International Airport (YVR) on November 29 to see the Airbus A380 on its
 only North American stop. The visit is part of a series of four
 certification flights for the aircraft and includes 10 airports around the
 world.
     YVR has been preparing for newer, larger aircraft such as the A380 for
 many years as part of ongoing expansions and upgrades. The airport's
 runways are A380 capable today and, by 2007, two gates to commercially
 accommodate these aircraft will be available as part of the new
 international terminal wing.
                              MEDIA REGISTRATION
     The day has been divided into four parts; media may choose to
 participate in one or more portion(s). Please note that there is limited
 space for the airside portions of the day (1, 3 and 4).
     1. Aircraft Landing (photo opportunity: aircraft landing and taxiing to
        parking location)
 
     Sign-in             6:30 a.m. East Concourse, Departures Level,
                         International Terminal, YVR
     Aircraft Lands      7:30 a.m.
     Bus Returns         8:15 a.m.
 
     2. Briefing (presentations by YVR and Airbus, questions & answers)
 
     8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.    East Concourse, Departures Level, International
                         Terminal, YVR
 
     3. Exterior Tour of Aircraft (photo opportunity: aircraft close up, on-
        site interviews)
 
     Sign-in             9 a.m. East Concourse, Departures Level,
                         International Terminal, YVR
     Bus Returns         10:30 a.m.
 
     4. Aircraft Take-Off (photo opportunity: aircraft departing)
 
     Sign-in             3:30 p.m. East Concourse, Departures Level,
                         International Terminal, YVR
     Aircraft Takes Off  4:30 p.m.
     Bus Returns         5 p.m.
 
     Security Requirements
     Media participating in the airside portions (1, 3 and 4) will be
 required to present valid government-issued photo identification (driver's
 license or passport). Specific names are not required in advance, although
 this information is helpful, but you must register the number of people
 attending the event(s).
     Vehicle Parking Information
     Please park vehicles on P2 or P3 of the parkade; parking passes will be
 provided. Please indicate when you register if you would like to request
 parking for live-transmission vehicles (times and desired locations), and
 we will do our best to accommodate requests.
     About Vancouver International Airport Authority
     The Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization
 that operates Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The second largest
 international passenger gateway on North America's West Coast, YVR is on
 track to welcome 16.9 million passengers in 2006.
                                     -YVR-
     NOTE TO EDITORS: We ask for your help in informing your audience that
 they should not come to YVR on November 29 expecting to see the A380.
     The aircraft will not be visible from any pre-security parts of the
 terminal and, due to the parking position of the aircraft and the time of
 day for arrival and departure, there will be no outdoor viewing points.
     We are encouraging those who want to see the A380 to look to media
 coverage for the best view.
     CONTACT: MEDIA REGISTRATION CONTACT INFORMATION, George Lenko, (604)
 646-3566, georgel@pacegroup.com
 
 

SOURCE Vancouver International Airport Authority

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