Vegas flights from WestJet coming on stream

Kelowna International Airport will see more passenger traffic opportunities with flights between Kelowna and Las Vegas as WestJet service begins Sept. 10 and runs through until the end of April, 2012.

“This is great news for the Thompson Okanagan,” said Kelowna airport director Sam Samaddar.

“We have seen this service increase from four months to six month last year and now we have eight months of service.”

WestJet service between Kelowna and Las Vegas  will operate Tuesdays and Saturdays.

“This will open up our wine festivals, skiing and still catch some of the golf season for the Nevada traveller looking to experience the Okanagan,” said Samaddar.

“This also allows for more options for passengers. For those who want to vacation in Las Vegas it means travelling at a more reasonable time of day, plus making it easier for those who need to catch a connection from Las Vegas to another destination.”

Las Vegas is the 22 largest airport in the world; 8th largest in North America with 39.4 million passengers.

It’s the main hub airport of Southwest Airlines which offers more than 230 departures a day to 72 cities.

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