Construction and Development Projects
Kelowna International Airport (YLW) passenger activity was forecasted to grow to 1.6 million passengers by 2015; however with every month in 2013 reaching new records and 2014 seeing even larger numbers, YLW expects to now reach 1.6 million passengers in 2014.
To accommodate growth and better serve our passengers, YLW has put in place their Drive to 1.6 Million Passengers Development Program, a phased approach for construction projects triggered by passenger traffic demand.
The first phase of this plan, which launched in 2011, will continue over the next five years to include large and small development projects ultimately better serving the needs of YLW’s growing passenger numbers and meeting our region’s increasing demands for air service.
As one of the top 10 busiest airports in Canada, YLW's total economic impact is 2,730 jobs and $610 million in total economic output to the province of B.C.