Flight delays at Kelowna International Airport as winter weather impacts travel – Kelowna News

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UPDATE 4:45 p.m.

Weather-related delays of flight arrivals and departures continue at Kelowna’s airport.

YLW’s departure board shows delays of between 15 minutes and two hours for the majority of flights this evening.

Arrivals are landing equally late. Only a few flights are showing as cancelled or diverted, although WestJet and Air Canada pre-emptively canceled a number of flights Tuesday.

Passengers are still being encouraged to check on the status of their flights before going to the airport.

You can check a flight’s status on YLW’s website here.


UPDATE 12:15 p.m.

Kelowna airport director Sam Samaddar says WestJet and Air Canada pre-emptively canceled a number of flights Tuesday between Kelowna and Vancouver or Victoria.

That has resulted in a quieter-than-usual airport Wednesday morning.

Other flights are operating relatively smoothly amid the snow.

“The teams are doing a great job in maintaining the runway and all our associated systems.”

Samaddar says flights have arrived or departed to Calgary, Toronto and Phoenix.

“What we are asking passengers to do, is to make sure that they check with the airlines because those pre-emptive cancellations, some of them also affected today’s schedule,” he said.

You can check a flight’s status on YLW’s website here.


ORIGINAL 7:40 a.m.

Winter weather is affecting flights at Kelowna International Airport this morning.

As of 7:30 a.m., Four arrivals and four departures have been cancelled.

Four incoming flights are also late, and three departures delayed.

“YLW is experiencing some flight delays and/or cancellations due to … forecasted conditions. Please check with your airline for updated flight information,” the airport tweeted on X Tuesday night.

The travel delays come as snowfall advisories cover Southern B.C., and up to 20 centimetres is forecast in some areas.




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