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The Snowbirds soared over Kelowna on a beautiful, sunny day (Canadian Forces Snowbirds/Capt. Gabriel Ferris)

Snowbirds soar under Kelowna sun

The Snowbirds flew over Kelowna on their way back from training

 

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran speaks during announcement of 75th Anniversary celebrations for YLW. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Kelowna International Airport marking 75 flights around the sun

Canadian Snowbirds visit in the summer to be a highlight

 

Undated photo of Kelowna Airport. (Courtesy City of Kelowna)

Kelowna International Airport looks back on 75 years

YLW started out as a 320-acre field purchased for $20,000

 

Kelowna fire truck. (File photo)

Large grass fire near Kelowna airport likely caused by tossed cigarette

The 100 foot by 200 foot fire was fanned by winds on Sunday morning

Kelowna fire truck. (File photo)
Photo L-R: Interim President, Canada Airports Council, Monette Pasher, Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, YLW Director, Sam Samaddar, International Development Minister, Harjit Sajjan. (Gary Barnes)

Kelowna airport collects $3.2M in federal funding to help with COVID costs

Part of the funding will go to maintenance and facility operations associated with the pandemic

Photo L-R: Interim President, Canada Airports Council, Monette Pasher, Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, YLW Director, Sam Samaddar, International Development Minister, Harjit Sajjan. (Gary Barnes)
(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)

$18M in federal funding for infrastructure and operational costs at YLW

The funding comes from the Airport Critical Infrastructure Program and the Airport Relief Fund

(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)
Kelowna airport is streamlining COVID testing for international travelers (file photo)

Kelowna International Airport pre-flight PCR testing available at ski resorts

The Kelowna airport has partnered with local ski hills and medical services to facilitate international COVID testing

Kelowna airport is streamlining COVID testing for international travelers (file photo)
Lynx Air and their affordable prices coming to Kelowna Airport starting in April (Lynx Air - Twitter)

Kelowna airport welcomes Lynx Air services starting in April

Lynx Air to offer affordable flights from Kelowna to Vancouver and Calgary

Lynx Air and their affordable prices coming to Kelowna Airport starting in April (Lynx Air - Twitter)
Pacific Coastal Airlines will be adding flights between Penticton and Vancouver. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)

Pacific Coastal adds more flights at Penticton airport

The airline will offer flights seven days a week starting in late June

Pacific Coastal Airlines will be adding flights between Penticton and Vancouver. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Cecilia Morales jumps over a conveyor belt at security checkpoint to assist mother with unresponsive baby, performing life saving maneuver on Dec. 9, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)

Officer saves baby who wasn’t breathing at U.S. airport

It was unclear why the baby stopped breathing

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Cecilia Morales jumps over a conveyor belt at security checkpoint to assist mother with unresponsive baby, performing life saving maneuver on Dec. 9, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)
A medevac helicopter lands at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm in 2017. (File photo)

Airport in Salmon Arm to recertify in order to keep providing medevac for region

Changes required to keep ‘certified’ status which allows scheduled flights would cost millions

A medevac helicopter lands at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm in 2017. (File photo)
A table outlining the changes to the airport’s parking fees that will come into effect next January. (Screen shot from city staff report)

Kelowna International Airport to increase parking fees in January

The new parking fees will help fund capital and operational costs at the airport

A table outlining the changes to the airport’s parking fees that will come into effect next January. (Screen shot from city staff report)
Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

‘Bureaucratic bungle’: No timeline on Kelowna airport opening to international travel

Kelowna International Airport has not offered international services since April 9, 2020

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
(File photo)

Kelowna airport at risk of losing $2.5M over stagnation of international travel

Despite international travel resuming at less busy airports, YLW’s future is still up in the air

(File photo)
Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.

Kelowna International Airport kicks off Canadian Airport Safety Week

All airport staff will have the opportunity to take part in virtual safety-themed activities

Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.
Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Flights delayed, cancelled at Kelowna International Airport due to wildfires

Travellers should check with airline before leaving for the airport

Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

Snowy conditions main factor in landing gear collapse at northwest B.C. airport: TSB

Jan. 31, 2020 incident resulted in substantial damage to plane, temporary closure of Terrace airport

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo a traveler walks through the terminal at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo a traveler walks through the terminal at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Passengers make their way through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Saturday, December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Dining indoors at YLW’s White Spot allowed despite public health orders

Airport post-security restaurants and BC Ferries cafeterias are exempt from the public health order

Passengers make their way through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Saturday, December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
(Black Press file photo)

Kelowna airport loses international status

YLW must reapply for ‘international’ designation before June 30

(Black Press file photo)