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YVR proves why they wear the Twitter crown with Lil' Wayne on a plane

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Kenneth Chan Dec 12, 2018 12:22 pm

Here is an accolade for Vancouver International Airport you probably weren’t expecting.

This time, the airport has earned a star on Twitter.

Major international airports rarely turn off their stern corporate image to the public, but the social media gurus at YVR have turned their Twitter account into a gold mine of lighthearted fun during opportune moments.

Twitter recently named @YVRAirport for creating the best banter in Canada in 2018. The social media giant’s description of YVR’s tweets says the airport “brings a new level of fun and self-awareness to #AirportTwitter, consistently interacting with flyers, other airports and other accounts from Vancouver and far beyond.”

In a statement, Cam Gordon, the head of PR for Twitter Canada, added:

In my opinion, @YVRAirport is consistently one of the most informative and entertaining corporate Twitter accounts we have here in Canada. The account team clearly has a knack for what makes a strong Twitter experience: provide detail and information but also humour, heart and responsiveness. I see all three and more each time I check out their account and it’s become one of my favourite Canadian best-in-class examples to reference at conferences and in presentations.

All of this is exemplified in a new chain of airport authority banters instigated by YVR on Monday:

And then other airports join in the fun:

Even Harbour Air, which flies out from downtown Vancouver’s seaplane airport, jumped in:

It just keeps going:

Well played, YVR.

Earlier in the year, YVR also has its own unique take on a February snowfall forecast and the power outlet sticker prankster.

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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