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Facts & statistics

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) maintains a detailed statistical database on all aspects of its operation.

Below are the annual passenger numbers over the last decade.  Additional information is included in the Airport's Annual Financial Report.

YLW served 1,732,113 passengers in 2016, an increase of 8.7 per cent since last year. That represents nearly 140,000 additional travellers!

December proved to be YLW’s busiest month ever, with 166,537 passengers, surpassing the record-breaking month of August. Nearly every month in 2016 saw tremendous growth, ranging from 4-17 per cent.

An additional three per cent growth is expected in 2017, as highlighted in YLW’s Master Plan 2045.

Monthly passenger numbers 

Record Breaking Month
 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017
Jan.126,115127,799135,422139,144149,574163,319
Feb.125,428125,439136,094133,971144,063 
March131,245 133,511141,392140,110 151,909 
April109,524 111,346122,064119,326 119,787 
May107,437 113,976121,405121,149 126,674 
June110,018117,104124,274124,124 135,069 
July126,795133,792141,118143,401 150,180 
Aug.136,101143,555152,677147,427 160,846 
Sept.113,557 120,114129,869128,036 143,166 
Oct.116,346 123,356130,940126,329 147,705 
Nov.111,306 117,151122,266120,707 136,603 
Dec.130,125137,551145,378149,882166,537 
Total1,443,997 1,504,6941,602,8991,593,606 1,732,113