Airport

(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)

$18M in federal funding for infrastructure and operational costs at YLW

The funding comes from the Airport Critical Infrastructure Program and the Airport Relief Fund

 

Kelowna airport is streamlining COVID testing for international travelers (file photo)

Kelowna International Airport pre-flight PCR testing available at ski resorts

The Kelowna airport has partnered with local ski hills and medical services to facilitate international COVID testing

 

Lynx Air and their affordable prices coming to Kelowna Airport starting in April (Lynx Air - Twitter)

Kelowna airport welcomes Lynx Air services starting in April

Lynx Air to offer affordable flights from Kelowna to Vancouver and Calgary

 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Cecilia Morales jumps over a conveyor belt at security checkpoint to assist mother with unresponsive baby, performing life saving maneuver on Dec. 9, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)

Officer saves baby who wasn’t breathing at U.S. airport

It was unclear why the baby stopped breathing

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer Cecilia Morales jumps over a conveyor belt at security checkpoint to assist mother with unresponsive baby, performing life saving maneuver on Dec. 9, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)
A medevac helicopter lands at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm in 2017. (File photo)

Airport in Salmon Arm to recertify in order to keep providing medevac for region

Changes required to keep ‘certified’ status which allows scheduled flights would cost millions

A medevac helicopter lands at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm in 2017. (File photo)
A COVID-19 testing facility at Kelowna International Airport. (Contributed/WhiteCap RSC)
A COVID-19 testing facility at Kelowna International Airport. (Contributed/WhiteCap RSC)
(Black Press Media File Photo)

Kelowna International Airport receives accreditation for its health and safety measures

The program aims to reassure travellers that they are travelling safely

(Black Press Media File Photo)
Emergency personnel were at the Vernon Regional Airport for a simulated plane crash training exercise Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Simulated plane crash conducted at Vernon airport

Firefighters, RCMP took part in the emergency training exercise Tuesday

Emergency personnel were at the Vernon Regional Airport for a simulated plane crash training exercise Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
(Black Press file photo)

Kelowna International Airport to increase parking fees in January

The new parking fees will help fund capital and operational costs at the airport

(Black Press file photo)
The Vernon Chamber of Commerce said the North Okanagan is ready to welcome the world back after the federal government announced (Nov. 2) the return of international flights to the Kelowna airport starting Nov. 30, 2021. (Hayden Smith via AP)

Vernon is ready to ‘welcome world back’: Chamber

International flights greenlighted at YLW starting Nov. 30

The Vernon Chamber of Commerce said the North Okanagan is ready to welcome the world back after the federal government announced (Nov. 2) the return of international flights to the Kelowna airport starting Nov. 30, 2021. (Hayden Smith via AP)
Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

‘Bureaucratic bungle’: No timeline on Kelowna airport opening to international travel

Kelowna International Airport has not offered international services since April 9, 2020

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
Flair Airlines announced that it plans to grow its flight schedules by 33 per cent in Canada and the U.S. with four new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft next April and May. (Contributed)

Flair Air adds 2 new routes to Kelowna airport as part of expansion project

Kelowna airport director delighted to see more growth by airline

Flair Airlines announced that it plans to grow its flight schedules by 33 per cent in Canada and the U.S. with four new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft next April and May. (Contributed)
(File photo)

Kelowna airport at risk of losing $2.5M over stagnation of international travel

Despite international travel resuming at less busy airports, YLW’s future is still up in the air

(File photo)
Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.

Kelowna International Airport kicks off Canadian Airport Safety Week

All airport staff will have the opportunity to take part in virtual safety-themed activities

Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.
(Black Press Media file)

Vernon man arrested after allegedly shining lasers at planes

Police allege the man also attempted to assault an officer as he was being arrested

(Black Press Media file)
Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Flights delayed, cancelled at Kelowna International Airport due to wildfires

Travellers should check with airline before leaving for the airport

Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

Snowy conditions main factor in landing gear collapse at northwest B.C. airport: TSB

Jan. 31, 2020 incident resulted in substantial damage to plane, temporary closure of Terrace airport

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo a traveler walks through the terminal at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo a traveler walks through the terminal at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
A COVID-19 testing facility at Kelowna International Airport. (Contributed/WhiteCap RSC)

Pre-flight COVID-19 screening available at Kelowna International Airport

International travellers requiring a negative test can get tested, for a price, at YLW

A COVID-19 testing facility at Kelowna International Airport. (Contributed/WhiteCap RSC)
Passengers make their way through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Saturday, December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Dining indoors at YLW’s White Spot allowed despite public health orders

Airport post-security restaurants and BC Ferries cafeterias are exempt from the public health order

Passengers make their way through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Saturday, December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes