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Flights cancelled again at Kelowna airport

For the sixth straight day, planes will be grounded until 9 p.m.
Kelowna International Airport sign (Black Press file photo)

Despite clear skies, the Kelowna airport has again made the decision to cancel flights for the majority of Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Some arriving and departing flights will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m, but most of the planes during the day will be grounded. This is to allow aerial firefighting activity for the wildfires in the Kelowna area.

As of 9:30 a.m., 12 flights are scheduled to be on time, six delayed and 32 have been cancelled.

It is the sixth straight day of flight cancellations. Parking fees will continue to be waived for those in the short term or long term parking lots at the airport.

If flying overnight, food and beverage options will be limited inside the airport.

More information can be found at

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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