Tower Banner

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.

Bar graph displaying passenger numbers from 2010 to 2019

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 

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Jan.149,574163,319176,389181,729174,824
Feb.144,063161,626173,940179,039173,517
March151,909173,504185,796193,715104,948
April119,787 146,331 156,816155,532     5,706
May126,674143,061155,911155,259 
June135,069143,008162,040160,894 
July150,180163,751187,678178,602 
Aug.160,846179,153201,485183,191 
Sept.143,166148,289158,535154,396 
Oct.147,705150,947162,136162,597 
Nov.136,603 143,350148,720145,266 
Dec.166,537177,131189,584*181,799 
Total1,732,113 1,893,470 2,059,030*2,032,019 
*Note: Due to a reporting error being identified, these numbers were updated in January 2020.