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 2023 2024
   Jan. 181,729 174,824 31,417 97,789 167,687 175,238
Feb. 179,039 173,517 26,892 104,127 165,653 176,300
March 193,715 104,948 30,339 126,193 179,122 184,833
April  155,532 5,706 26,146 127,141 153,507 159,656
May 155,259 6,805 24,633 148,192 156,491 163,970
June 160,894 15,355 48,035 167,294 177,067  
July 178,602 41,515 97,335 159,517 197,932  
Aug. 183,191 50,514 101,653 166,242 157,215  
Sept. 154,396 43,983 98,685 151,868 161,280  
Oct. 162,597 45,842 99,199 155,891 171,018  
Nov. 145,266 37,351 101,107 149,366  158,383  
Dec. 181,799 37,107 144,363 164,439 187,269  
Total 2,032,019 737,447 829,804 1,718,059 2,032,624 859,997