Introduction of Kelowna International Airport
Kelowna International Airport (IATA code: YLW, ICAO code: CYLW) is a Canadian airport located approximately 10 minutes or 6.2 nautical miles (11.5 kilometers; 7.1 miles) northeast of Kelowna, British Columbia, on Highway 97.
The single runway airport operates scheduled air service to Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, and Seattle, as well as less frequent seasonal service to Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Phoenix. Currently, the airport handles up to 38 commercial departures a day, or approximately 266 departures per week. Three major airlines serve the airport namely Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, and WestJet.
In 2018, this airport overtook Victoria International Airport to become Canada's 10th busiest airport by passenger traffic with 2,080,372, representing a 9.9% increase over 2017.