RICHMOND (NEWS1130) – YVR hopes it will remind people the region’s biggest airport may be worth their while.  Vancouver International has been ranked best airport in North America for a third year in a row and ninth best in the world.

The airport has also been ranked best of its size in the world.  The World Airports Awards have been handed out in Vienna after a tally of 12 million votes.

Hoping the high marks draw travelers away from Bellingham is Anne Murray, Vice-President of the Vancouver Airport Authority.

“This is a real testament,” she says.  “YVR is a great airport, it’s got great customer service and we provide a great value.  We think this will help people look at what we do here as they’re making choices.”

Murray adds the award reflects the hard work and dedication of 23,000 workers and a unique West Coast experience for people on the go.