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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's final passenger numbers for 2018 show airport travel reaching an all-time high at YLW.

In 2019, 2,032,144 passengers passed through the airport, making YLW the 10th busiest airport in Canada for a second year in a row.

For more information about expected growth at YLW in Master Plan 2045.

Monthly passenger numbers 

 

2015

2016

2017

20182019
Jan.139,144149,574163,319176,389181,729
Feb.133,971144,063161,626173,940179,039
March140,110 151,909173,504185,796193,715
April119,326119,787 146,331156,816155,532
May121,149 126,674143,061155,911155,259
June124,124 135,069143,008162,040160,894
July143,401150,180163,751187,678178,602
Aug.147,427 160,846179,153201,485183,191
Sept.128,036 143,166148,289158,535154,396
Oct.126,329 147,705150,947162,136162,597
Nov.120,707 136,603 143,350148,720145,266
Dec.149,882166,537177,131189,584*181,799
Total1,593,6061,732,113 1,893,4702,059,030*2,032,019
*Note: Due to a reporting error being identified, these numbers were updated in January 2020.