Airport

Kelowna International Airport. (File photo)

Kelowna Airport lands $500,000 in funding for terminal expansion

YLW has received $500,00 in funding through B.C.’s mass timber demonstration program

 

Exhausted travellers having a nap in the airport. (Carla Leinweber/Submitted)

B.C. woman collapses in airport after living there for days due to flight cancellations

Carla Leinweber, 66, gave up on her vacation after flights were cancelled countless times over 5 days

 

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham)

Canadian Snowbirds fly over Kelowna

They flew over the city to celebrate the Kelowna International Airport’s 75th anniversary

 

Travellers waiting for their luggage (Carla Leinweber/Submitted)

Okanagan senior collapses after a week of Air Canada cancellations

Carla Leinweber’s flights were cancelled more times than she can count

Travellers waiting for their luggage (Carla Leinweber/Submitted)
Flights have been ‘condensed’ to earlier in the day, for better connectivity with larger airports (File photo)

Bring ‘vacation dad energy’ to the Kelowna airport and show up early

People are asked to arrive two hours early for a domestic flight

Flights have been ‘condensed’ to earlier in the day, for better connectivity with larger airports (File photo)
The Canadian Forces' Snowbirds delighted those along the White Rock waterfront Friday afternoon, flying over Semiahmoo Bay not once, but twice, as part of a tour of several Lower Mainland communities. (Nick Greenizan photo)
The Canadian Forces' Snowbirds delighted those along the White Rock waterfront Friday afternoon, flying over Semiahmoo Bay not once, but twice, as part of a tour of several Lower Mainland communities. (Nick Greenizan photo)
KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence is the new home of the World War II de Havilland Mosquito (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Historic Mosquito warplane finds new home in Kelowna

The de Havilland Mosquito is also known as Mossie or the Wooden Wonder

KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence is the new home of the World War II de Havilland Mosquito (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
de Havilland 98 Mosquito in flight. (Submitted)

‘Wooden Wonder’ coming to Kelowna airspace

Classic WWII-era plane joining cast of classic crafts

de Havilland 98 Mosquito in flight. (Submitted)
A small plane had to make an emergency landing Sunday, May 22, at the Vernon Regional Airport. (File photo)

Plane makes emergency landing Sunday at Okanagan airport

Nobody injured after small plane touches down at Vernon Regional Airport without landing gear extended

A small plane had to make an emergency landing Sunday, May 22, at the Vernon Regional Airport. (File photo)
The Snowbirds soared over Kelowna on a beautiful, sunny day (Canadian Forces Snowbirds/Capt. Gabriel Ferris)

Snowbirds soar under Kelowna sun

The Snowbirds flew over Kelowna on their way back from training

The Snowbirds soared over Kelowna on a beautiful, sunny day (Canadian Forces Snowbirds/Capt. Gabriel Ferris)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran speaks during announcement of 75th Anniversary celebrations for YLW. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Kelowna International Airport marking 75 flights around the sun

Canadian Snowbirds visit in the summer to be a highlight

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran speaks during announcement of 75th Anniversary celebrations for YLW. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Undated photo of Kelowna Airport. (Courtesy City of Kelowna)

Kelowna International Airport looks back on 75 years

YLW started out as a 320-acre field purchased for $20,000

Undated photo of Kelowna Airport. (Courtesy City of Kelowna)
Kelowna fire truck. (File photo)

Large grass fire near Kelowna airport likely caused by tossed cigarette

The 100 foot by 200 foot fire was fanned by winds on Sunday morning

Kelowna fire truck. (File photo)
Photo L-R: Interim President, Canada Airports Council, Monette Pasher, Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, YLW Director, Sam Samaddar, International Development Minister, Harjit Sajjan. (Gary Barnes)

Kelowna airport collects $3.2M in federal funding to help with COVID costs

Part of the funding will go to maintenance and facility operations associated with the pandemic

Photo L-R: Interim President, Canada Airports Council, Monette Pasher, Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, YLW Director, Sam Samaddar, International Development Minister, Harjit Sajjan. (Gary Barnes)
(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)

$18M in federal funding for infrastructure and operational costs at YLW

The funding comes from the Airport Critical Infrastructure Program and the Airport Relief Fund

(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)
Kelowna airport is streamlining COVID testing for international travelers (file photo)

Kelowna International Airport pre-flight PCR testing available at ski resorts

The Kelowna airport has partnered with local ski hills and medical services to facilitate international COVID testing

Kelowna airport is streamlining COVID testing for international travelers (file photo)
Lynx Air and their affordable prices coming to Kelowna Airport starting in April (Lynx Air - Twitter)

Kelowna airport welcomes Lynx Air services starting in April

Lynx Air to offer affordable flights from Kelowna to Vancouver and Calgary

Lynx Air and their affordable prices coming to Kelowna Airport starting in April (Lynx Air - Twitter)
Pacific Coastal Airlines will be adding flights between Penticton and Vancouver. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)

Pacific Coastal adds more flights at Penticton airport

The airline will offer flights seven days a week starting in late June

Pacific Coastal Airlines will be adding flights between Penticton and Vancouver. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Cecilia Morales jumps over a conveyor belt at security checkpoint to assist mother with unresponsive baby, performing life saving maneuver on Dec. 9, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)

Officer saves baby who wasn’t breathing at U.S. airport

It was unclear why the baby stopped breathing

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Cecilia Morales jumps over a conveyor belt at security checkpoint to assist mother with unresponsive baby, performing life saving maneuver on Dec. 9, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)
A medevac helicopter lands at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm in 2017. (File photo)

Airport in Salmon Arm to recertify in order to keep providing medevac for region

Changes required to keep ‘certified’ status which allows scheduled flights would cost millions

A medevac helicopter lands at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm in 2017. (File photo)