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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 is breaking records!

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

In 2018, passengers totalled a record-breaking 2,080,372, a 31 per cent increase or more than 486,700 passengers over the last three years—becoming the 10th busiest airport in Canada!

December was YLW’s busiest month ever with 210,926 passengers passing through the doors, followed closely by August with 201,485 passengers.

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

Monthly passenger numbers 

Record Breaking Month
 

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
April119,326119,787 146,331156,816 
May121,149 126,674143,061155,911 
June124,124 135,069143,008162,040 
July143,401150,180163,751187,678 
Aug.147,427 160,846179,153201,485 
Sept.128,036 143,166148,289158,535 
Oct.126,329 147,705150,947162,136 
Nov.120,707 136,603 143,350148,720 
Dec.149,882166,537177,131210,926 
Total1,593,6061,732,113 1,893,4702,080,372