The Vancouver Airport Authority is the first airport ever to be named an official supplier for the Olympic Games.
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has given the authority sponsorship rights in the airport category. The authority will provide operations and services before, during and after the Games, and also receives sponsorship rights to the Canadian Olympic team attending the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games.
As a sponsor, the authority pledges dedicated airport amenities and services for the committee and Games activities; accreditation processing and departure screening facilities; expedited passenger arrivals and baggage services; specialized training for airport staff; parking and ground transportation services; and office space.
“As an official supplier, we will provide many athletes, officials, media and visitors with the first and last impression of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games,” said Larry Berg, president and chief executive officer of the Vancouver Airport Authority. “Our goal is to provide a smooth, seamless and exceptional travel experience to every passenger that visits our airport for the Games or any other reason. We are enhancing our facilities, passenger services and customer care program to ensure we meet this goal before, during and after the 2010 Winter Games.”