New flights connect Kelowna to Winnipeg

The new four-times-weekly service will begin May 29 and run until September.

  • Jan. 30, 2017 6:00 a.m.


WestJet announced today that it will be offering non-stop seasonal service between Kelowna (YLW) and Winnipeg (YWG) starting in May.

The new four-times-weekly service will begin May 29 and run until September.

“We’re very happy to announce this much anticipated route,” said Sam Samaddar, YLW Airport Director.

“Our partnership with Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport is a wonderful opportunity for Okanagan residents to explore Winnipeg and Central Canada.”

The YLW-YWG non-stop service will fly Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, departing at 12:15 p.m., offering 114 seats on a Boeing 737-600.

“As one of WestJet’s original destinations we know there is a strong draw for travel for both business and pleasure to Kelowna and area. This, coupled with an exceptional level of enthusiasm for WestJet is a telling sign of future success,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development.

“And given the critical importance of air service to further encourage growth in the area, we are pleased to provide greater opportunities for the citizens of Kelowna to connect to Winnipeg and vice versa this summer.”

Passengers can make reservations at For more information on where you can fly from YLW, visit


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