Air service at YLW

The airport is open and flights are operating, however, Kelowna International Airport expects to see flight reductions over the coming days and weeks as the airlines respond to curbing the spread of the virus. All passengers are advised to check and monitor their flight status with their airline as information is rapidly changing.

Air Canada has announced route cancellations on domestic and international routes. Kelowna-Toronto and Kelowna-Edmonton routes will be suspended from Mar. 23-Apr. 30. Other routes are operating, however, they may be on a reduced schedule.

WestJet announced the suspension of all commercial international and transborder operations for a 30-day period effective Sunday, March 22. In addition, WestJet’s domestic schedule will be reduced by 50 percent. For more details and updates, visit

Swoop service to Las Vegas will be suspended as of Monday, March 23 due to COVID-19. For more information and rebooking options, visit

Sunwing Vacations has announced that it is suspending all southbound flights from March 17 to April 9. If you have a flight booked from YLW on Sunwing, visit Sunwing’s COVID-19 advisory page, talk to your travel agent, or call the airline directly at 1-877-786-9464 if you have questions.

Travel restrictions

The Government of Canada has advised all Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside the country and has closed the borders to non-residents. Anyone who is showing flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to board an aircraft destined for Canada.

Travellers returning from international locations are advised to self-isolate for 14 days after their return to Canada. Find out more at

Register with the Government of Canada as a Canadian travelling abroad in case of an emergency while you are outside of the country.

For updates on how these restrictions impact YLW, visit

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