Holiday season busy for airport

YLW expects brisk but steady traffic flow until Jan. 5, with more than 100,000 passengers and guests anticipated

With record-breaking passenger numbers, more airlines serving Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and more flights to more destinations than ever before, the holiday travel season promises to be an active one.

YLW expects brisk but steady traffic flow until Jan. 5, with more than 100,000 passengers and guests anticipated through the doors at YLW.

The busiest travel days of the year will be Sundays Dec. 22, 29 and Jan. 5, with more than 6,200 passengers each day.

Although there are 2,600 parking stalls available, parking at YLW is expected to reach full capacity over this peak period.

Those parking at YLW should follow signage and parking lot staff directions.

Alternatively, people travelling during this busy holiday period should consider convenient, economical and greener alternatives getting to and from the airport, such as a friend or family member, taxi or airport shuttle service.

Enjoy the convenience of door-to-door service by arranging alternative transportation methods to the airport.

Passengers are reminded to arrive at the airport with plenty of time. Check-in and drop off baggage for domestic flights 90 minutes before boarding and two hours prior to U.S. and Mexico flights.

What can and cannot be packed in luggage, security information and frequently asked questions – can be found at ylw.kelowna.ca under Holiday Travel.

Up-to-date flight information for arrivals and departures can be found at ylw.kelowna.ca,