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Kelowna Airport announces $36-million expansion

Kelowna International Airport is investing $36 million to expand facilities to meet the growing demand as passenger numbers are forecast to grow by one-third to 1.6 million passengers in 2015.


October 25, 2007
By Brooke Shaw

kelownaKelowna International Airport is investing $36 million to expand facilities to meet the growing demand as passenger numbers are forecast to grow by one-third to 1.6 million passengers in 2015.

The centrepiece of the Kelowna International Airport 2010 Development Program is a new international arrivals concourse capable of handling 250 passengers per hour. Improved ground access and expanded vehicle parking, a new car rental facility and two new aircraft loading bridges are also included in the program.

In addition to the program approval, Kelowna City Council authorized airport administration to retain services of a multidisciplined consulting company to design, supervise and commission the individual program elements.

As part of the 2025 master plan a runway extension to 8,900 feet was previously awarded to EBA Engineering and is expected to begin this fall.

Competitive air service is key to success in the global marketplace and Kelowna International provides a vital link to the economic prosperity of the entire region. Kelowna International is responsible for generating an estimated $310 million of annual economic activity and sustaining 1,835 full-time jobs.