Congratulations are in order for Kelowna International Airport (YLW) as they announced record-breaking passenger numbers for 2018. Having welcomed their 2 millionth passenger in late December, the total passenger number for 2018 came in at 2,080,372, making YLW the 10th busiest airport in Canada.

YLW 2 millionth Passenger Celebration
From left to right: Sam Samaddar, YLW Airport Director; Stephen Fuhr, CD MP; Gail Given, Kelowna City Councillor; YLW's 2 millionth passenger, Joey Hidber, and his family; Norm Letnick, MLA

“Surpassing 2 million passengers and reaching top 10 this past year are incredible accomplishments for YLW and the Okanagan,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director. “It’s an exciting time for YLW. We are in a period of tremendous growth and the increase in travellers translates directly to a boost in the economy and support for local businesses.”

To read the full news release from YLW, click here