Normal operations resume at Kelowna airport

Runway shutdown affected 12 commercial flights trying to land or take off between 10:21 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

  • Aug. 1, 2014 4:00 p.m.

The private Cessna Citation aircraft that was blocking the north end of the runway at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) has been removed.

The runway was cleared of debris and after a follow-up safety inspection airport operations were approved to resume at 12:30 pm.

Twelve commercial flights (six inbound and six outbound) were affected with this limited runway access between 10:21 a.m. and 12:30 pm.

Guests picking up passengers on at YLW are requested to monitor arriving flight times at ylw.kelowna.ca/mobile or ylw.kelowna.ca.

Flights bound for YLW which couldn’t land because of the closed runway were being diverted to alternate airports until the runway was cleared.

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