YLW Master Plan 2045
The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is the largest municipally owned and operated airport in Canada. With over 1.6 million passengers annually, a 6.5 per cent increase since 2013, the airport now generates benefits not only for the City of Kelowna, but also beyond its boundaries to the entire Thompson Okanagan area.
With such a high growth rate comes the need to plan for future requirements for the aviation needs of the community. The new YLW Master Plan will guide the development of the Kelowna International Airport to 2045 and will be instrumental in its drive to become the best mid-sized airport in North America.
In March 2015, YLW engaged SNC-Lavalin to update the existing Master Plan 2025 (2007), which will guide future airport development and cost effectively meet aviation demand while considering potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. The update focuses on a proven methodology, best practices, regular stakeholder input, a pro-active public consultation process and the delivery of clear recommendations.
YLW has completed the public consultation section for the Master Plan 2045. We want to thank everyone for their valuable feedback! We know that decision-making processes are significantly improved on a local, regional and provincial scale when stakeholders and the public are included in solutions.
The YLW Master Plan 2045 is currently being finalized. Check back in late November 2016 for additional details.