Airport Improvement Fee
Kelowna International Airport (YLW) passenger activity was forecast to grow to 1.6 million passengers by 2015; however, this number was reached a year earlier in 2014. As the passenger counts increase, airport facilities and infrastructure need to be maintained and improved to support the growth.
Development and construction projects at YLW are driven by the Drive to 1.6 Million Passengers Development Program. These projects will be paid for through the Airport Improvement Fee.
The $15 Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) is collected from each departing passenger by the airlines, on behalf of the Kelowna International Airport to support development projects. YLW is committed to completing the planned projects over the next three to four years without increasing the current AIF. YLW has one of the lowest AIF's among Canadian Airports.
Visit Airport Development Projects for more information on YLW's current development projects.