Airport is still busy

Two new air carriers, two new destinations and more partnerships have helped YLW reach over 1.4 million passengers.

New destinations, new airlines and a swell in passenger numbers made 2012 a record-breaking year for Kelowna International Airport (YLW).

“We’ve have seen strong and consistent passenger growth in 2012,” said airport director Sam Samaddar. “Two new air carriers, two new destinations and more partnerships with our travel and business stakeholders have helped YLW reach over 1.4 million passengers.”

With 10 of the 12 months in 2012 breaking all-time highs at YLW, passenger numbers reached 1,440,952 which is 3.65 per cent above 2011 passenger total of 1,390,187.

“August was the busiest month of the year, with 131,101 passengers using YLW which was 5.8 per cent ahead of August 2011 and 3.17 per cent ahead of the previous record-breaking August in 2010,” explained Samaddar.

 

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