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’s passenger numbers reached an all-time high in 2018 with 2,059,030 passengers.  In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted YLW’s operations and passenger numbers decreased to 737,447.  

Bar graph displaying passenger numbers from 2012 to 2021Bar Graph displaying passenger numbers from 2023 - 2022.For more information about expected growth at YLW in Master Plan 2045.

Monthly passenger numbers 

 

2018

2019

2020

2021

20222023
Jan.176,389181,729174,82431,41797,789167,687
Feb.173,940179,039173,51726,892104,127165,653
March173,940193,715104,94830,339126,193179,122
April 156,816155,5325,70626,146127,141153,507
May155,911155,2596,80524,633148,192156,491
June162,040160,89415,35548,035167,294177,067
July187,678178,60241,51597,335159,517197,932
Aug.201,485183,19150,514101,653166,242157,215
Sept.158,535154,39643,98398,685151,868 
Oct.162,136162,59745,84299,199155,891 
Nov.148,720145,26637,351101,107 149,366 
Dec.189,584181,79937,107144,363164,439 
Total2,059,0302,032,019737,447829,8041,718,059