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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
 

2013

2014

2015

2016

20172018
Jan.127,799135,422139,144149,574163,319176,389
Feb.125,439136,094133,971144,063161,626 
March 133,511141,392140,110 151,909173,504 
April 111,346122,064119,326 119,787146,331 
May 113,976121,405121,149 126,674143,061 
June117,104124,274124,124 135,069143,008 
July133,792141,118143,401 150,180163,751 
Aug.143,555152,677147,427 160,846179,153 
Sept. 120,114129,869128,036 143,166148,289 
Oct. 123,356130,940126,329 147,705150,947 
Nov. 117,151122,266120,707 136,603143,346 
Dec.137,551145,378149,882166,537177,131 
Total 1,504,6941,602,8991,593,606 1,732,1131,893,470