United adds second Kelowna-Los Angeles flight

United Airlines has yet to start flying in an out of Kelowna, but it has already added an additional flight.

Bolstered by higher than expected early bookings on the planned new daily route between Kelowna  (YLW) and Los Angeles (LAX), United has announced it will add a second, seasonal Saturday flight to operate between Jan. 5 and April 6, next year.

Regular, daily service between the two cities is scheduled to start Dec. 19. Flights will leave Kelowna for Los Angeles around 8 a.m. and leave Los Angeles for Kelowna at 6:30 p.m. as part of the regular, scheduled service.

The additional. seasonal flight will leave LAX at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays and leave YLW at 5:10 p.m.

“The inbound ski industry, as well as outbound holiday travelers, will see this (additional flight) as very good news,” said Jenelle Hynes, YLW's  marketing and media relations officer.

“This additional Saturday flight has been specifically timed to link YLW to Sydney and Melbourne Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.”

Daily service on United Airlines Express between LAX and YLW was announced July 10.


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