Continued flight cancellations at YLW

August 19, 2023

News Release

Flight cancellations continue to/from the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) to allow for aerial firefighting activities in the surrounding communities. All arriving/departing flights on  Aug. 19 have been cancelled. 

 YLW’s priority is the safety of the Okanagan community and supporting firefighting efforts taking place.   

The Province of B.C. has issued a state of emergency and is asking visitors to avoid non-essential travel to the central Interior. Those who need to travel to/from the region can still do so through:  

Okanagan Airports  


Passengers are encouraged to contact their airline directly for updated flight information.  Updates will continue to be provided at