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YVR at Xmas, the prolonged pandemic pause

Above/featured: “Auténtica Cuba, auténtica fun”.

I’ve remained within metro Vancouver during the CoVid19 pandemic, but I’m curious about how the city’s airport appears in this unusual holiday season.

With no-travel recommendations and other travel restrictions, all international airports are operating at a small fraction of the usual traffic. At YVR Vancouver international airport, about 100-thousand passengers (pax) pass through the airport every day around Christmas. But numbers are way down; there are few daily international flights among the scatter of domestic departures throughout the B.C. province and other parts of Canada.

With these photographs, I present a view of both domestic and international terminals at the airport on Tuesday afternoon, 3 days before Christmas. Walking the empty and quiet concourse is surreal; I wonder if there are more airport staff than travellers at any given moment. (Completing my time at the airport, I stayed to the ground by hopping on rapid transit, shopped for some food, and returned to the family house: how extraordinarily mundane.)


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YVR, Vancouver International Airport, Richmond, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Waiting to board at YVR

There’s usually a mix of colours associated with liveries of international air carriers, but I’ve got nothing but green and blue in front of me. Inside the International Terminal at YVR, Vancouver International Airport, I’m about to board the daily Lufthansa 10-hour non-stop flight to Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Above to the left at gate 66 is a Korean Airlines B772 plane with non-stop service to Seoul-Incheon1. At gate 67 is a KLM A333 plane with non-stop service to Amsterdam2. Korean Airlines and KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) are participating members of the SkyTeam Alliance. Rising in the distant background are the North Shore mountains, a familiar sight to city and area residents.

1YVR-ICN, flight KE72, Boeing 777-200 metal.
2YVR-AMS, flight KL682, Airbus 330-300 metal.

I made this photo above on 20 April 2015 with the Canon 6D, EF 24-105 L IS zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/1000s, f/10, ISO400, and 40mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6Q0, and is part of the Travel Photo Thursday series.

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