As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end.” The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver will end on March 1st. According to U.S.A. Today, 39,000 people will travel from the Vancouver International Airport – from athletes, their coaches, reporters, spectators and many others. The airport is now preparing for the large crowds that will arrive at the airport around the March 1st date.
The opening ceremonies began on February 12th and some Olympic athletes came to Vancouver well before that date. Many others came just as they were expected to for their sport exhibit time. But as the closing ceremony on February 28th all will be ready to head for home. Whether they have won their gold, silver or bronze medals – or simply enjoyed the pleasures of participating in the world’s most exciting International athletic sports event. The Vancouver International Airport hired actors to play passengers to prepare for a large check-in. Nearly 10,000 Olympic related travelers will be processed at a new auxiliary terminal built just within the past three months for this specific purpose.
Both Air Canada and United Airlines have remote check-in areas at the Olympic village. Olympic athletes can conveniently check-in, drop off their luggage and obtain boarding passes at these check-in locations 24-hours before their flights.
Every detail has been thought of, including a newly designed luggage cart ideal to stack skis, snowboards and large pieces of luggage. An airport employee designed this new luggage cart and 140 were created and are available at the Vancouver International Airport, ready for Olympic travelers.
Whether you were one of the proud Olympic participants, a coach or an enthusiastic fan – there’s simply nothing like the Olympics. The 2010 Winter Vancouver Olympics was wonderful. Congratulations to all Olympic athletes!