Phase 1 of the Kelowna Air Terminal Building Expansion Project
If you have recently arrived at YLW on a flight from Seattle, Las Vegas or Mexico, you may have noticed the International Arrivals area can be a little crowded. Over the years, with increased passenger numbers, larger aircraft and more international flights serving YLW, this area has exceeded its capacity from when it was originally built in 1992. Prior to that, passengers would line up outside after deplaning and go through Canada Customs - even in the snow and rain.
Good news... as a part of the Drive to 1.6 Million Passengers Airport Development Program, Phase 1 of the Kelowna Air Terminal Building Expansion Project has begun. This project consists of an expansion to the north of the terminal to provide a new Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) Primary Inspection area for screening international arriving passengers. It's a one storey addition filled primarily with a screening hall, as well as a mechanical and electrical room which will serve the north half of the terminal, public washrooms, and an extension to the airside corridor.
Passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy the new International Arrivals area by the fall of 2012.
Construction Timeline: September 20, 2011 - Fall 2012 - Completed - See photos
Design Consultant: Dialog
Contractor: Delnor Construction
Cost: $4.8 million
For more information on this and other Airport construction projects, please contact:
Airport Development Manager
250-765-5125 ext 210
250-765-5125 ext 207