Air Canada has welcomed the launch of Automated
Passport Control (APC) at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
The system gives U.S. passport holders the option of streamlining
their airport travel experience by pre-clearing U.S. Customs at
"Air Canada congratulates YVR's leadership in
being the first Canadian airport to launch with U.S. Customs and
Border Protection Automated Passport Control that gives customers
tangible options to use technology to expedite the U.S.
pre-clearance process," said Nick Careen, Air Canada's Vice
President Airports, Call Centres and Customer Relations. "We look
forward to this option being made available for Canadian passport
holders. As the largest airline in the transborder market, Air
Canada encourages other Canadian airports to implement the same
technology to enhance customer airport travel experiences for the
Together with its Air Canada Express regional
affiliates, Air Canada operates more than 400 non-stop flights per
day on over 85 routes to and from 51 U.S. and six Canadian
From Vancouver, Air Canada operates up to 159
flights per week to 10 U.S. destinations.
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