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 2014 - 2023. For more information about expected growth at YLW in Master Plan 2045.

Monthly passenger numbers 

 

2019

2020

2021

2022

20232024
Jan.181,729174,82431,41797,789167,687175,238
Feb.179,039173,51726,892104,127165,653 
March193,715104,94830,339126,193179,122 
April 155,5325,70626,146127,141153,507 
May155,2596,80524,633148,192156,491 
June160,89415,35548,035167,294177,067 
July178,60241,51597,335159,517197,932 
Aug.183,19150,514101,653166,242157,215 
Sept.154,39643,98398,685151,868161,280 
Oct.162,59745,84299,199155,891171,018 
Nov.145,26637,351101,107149,366 158,383 
Dec.181,79937,107144,363164,439187,269 
Total2,032,019737,447829,8041,718,0592,032,624