Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Car Rental at Kelowna Airport

Car Rental Kelowna AirportHere's some outstanding footage of a Boeing 737 doing a low pass over Kelowna Airport.

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The following information is sourced from Wikipedia (
"Kelowna International Airport (IATA code: YLW) is a Canadian airport located approximately 10 minutes or 11.5 km (7.1 miles) northeast of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The single runway airport operates scheduled air service to the major hub airports of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Toronto, and Seattle, as well as less frequent seasonal service to CancĂșn, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Las Vegas. Currently, the airport handles up to 36 commercial departures a day, or approximately 210 departures per week.

The original air traffic control tower was built on the flat deck of a truck.

The early 1970s marked the introduction of an air traffic control tower and an on-site weather office. In 1975, a Track Guidance Localizer was installed to reduce poor weather operating limits and improve flight reliability. During the 1980s and early 1990s, more than $10 million was invested in upgrading the terminal building, runway, and airlines operating facilities. Increasing passenger and cargo volumes spawned growth in the airport’s commercial sector. New businesses located on airport property and helped establish Kelowna as a serious contender in the aviation industry."

Airlines using Kelowna International Airport:
  • Air Canada
  • Air Canada Jazz
  • Horizon Air
  • Central Mountain Air
  • Skyservice
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • WestJet

Video: Cool footage of a Boeing 737 doing a low pass at Kelowna Airport

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