YLW to host spring travel fair next weekend

In addition to information about destinations and offering prizes, the airport will also show off its new development master plan.

Thinking of flying somewhere this year?

Kelowna International Airport’s annual Spring Travel Event will take place Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At the event, the public will be able to meet with air carriers, travel agents, hotels and resorts to get helpful travel tips and information about popular vacation destinations.

“This is a great opportunity for local residents to learn about exciting new travel options from YLW,” said Sam Samaddar, airport director. “We also have a fantastic line up of prizes for the draw, with all money raised going to Metro Community!”

This year, YLW and its partners will be giving away five prize packages, including:

• Tickets for two to Dublin, Ireland, courtesy of Air Canada;

• A flight for two to Prince George, Smithers or Terrace on Central Mountain Air;

• A vacation package for two to Whitehorse with Air North, Yukon’s Airline;

• A vacation package for two to Victoria on Pacific Coastal Airlines; and,

• One $250 Travel voucher with Air Canada Vacations.

At the event, YLW will also host a public open house for its new airport Master Plan 2045.

As the 11 busiest airport in Canada, currently used by 1.6 million travellers per year,  YLW’s total economic impact is estimated at $610 million. Between the airport itself and the associated business associated with it, YLW is responsible for 2,730 direct and indirect jobs. The airport offers more than 60 daily non-stop commercial flights with six airlines.

Those attending the travel fair will have an opportunity to review key aspects of the draft airport master plan, including future airport development, cost-effective options and environmental impacts, and provide feedback that will be considered in the development of the final version of the plan.

Free parking will be provided in the long-term lot during event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees are required to bring in their parking voucher to be validated. For more information on the Spring Travel Event, visit ylw.kelowna.ca.


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