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Video: Kelowna Dancers funk up the airport

A group of local volunteer dancers strutted their stuff to the beat of Bruno Mars this weekend at Kelowna International Aipport (YLW) in an attempt to follow up on their hugely successful “Kelowna is Happy” video last year. “I promised I wouldn’t do this again,” said producer Mark Jennings-Bates who received a phone call from Lucy Lauretta at Giobean a few weeks ago to indicate another opportunity was created by the recent Bruno Mars hit UpTown Funk which has over 2 billion views on YouTube. “I guess I was up for the challenge again and made a few calls to last...

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Kelowna begins daily non-stop flights to San Francisco

Kelowna International Airport became San Francisco International Airport’s seventh Canadian destination when United Airlines commenced its daily year-round, non-stop United Express service on Saturday, Sept. 20. San Francisco is the seventh largest airport in the U.S., and one of the world’s  busiest airports, serving 45 million  passengers annually.  “San Francisco is a great destination,” says Airport Director Sam Samaddar. “It provides travellers’ better connection points to many more U.S. cities, as well, the San Francisco Bay area is a great region to visit.” Tourism Kelowna and Big White were on hand to welcome the inaugural flight. On board the...

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Kelowna drops direct flights to LA, adds San Francisco

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is pleased to announce daily United Express service to San Francisco (SFO) will commence Sept. 20, 2014.  The new San Francisco flights replace the scheduled service from YLW to LAX, which will end Sept. 19 The high-tech industry, wineries and tourism in the Okanagan will be just some of the many economic sectors that see an immediate benefit to this new route. “The addition of a direct Kelowna/San Francisco route will be an invaluable tool in growing Kelowna’s technology industry," says Lane Merrifield, co-founder of Club Penguin and local entrepreneur.  "A direct air link will greatly assist in company access, investment opportunities and...

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Holiday travel information from Kelowna Airport

With record breaking passenger numbers, more airlines and more flights to more destinations than ever before, the holiday travel season promises to be an active one at Kelowna International Airport (YLW). YLW expects brisk but steady traffic flow from December 19 through January 5 with more than 100,000 passengers and guests expected 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. Airport parking to reach peak Although there are 2,600 parking stalls available, parking at YLW is expected to reach full capacity...

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Art installation at YLW sports a retro edge

A new installation created by Penticton-based artist Glenn Clark pays homage to Canada’s national game, and will fascinate travellers making their way towards the departure gates at Kelowna International Airport (YLW). Clark's Best of Seven will be on view until May 5, 2014. Remember when you were a small child and everything seemed so much bigger? Clark’s piece will stir those feelings once again with his larger-than-life depiction of a vintage table hockey game that was played by moving players on long metal rods. Visitors will find something familiar in the artist’s nostalgic look back, which includes depictions of the vintage...

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