YLW switches daily flights from LAX to San Francisco

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KELOWNA - Daily flights from Kelowna Airport to San Francisco via United Express begin September 20 and will replace most services to Los Angeles.

United is the largest carrier at San Francisco International Airport with nearly 300 flights to more than 90 destinations in the United States and around the world. From the hub in San Francisco, travellers can hop aboard non-stop trans-Pacific service from the United States to any other carrier hub. Currently there are nearly 30 daily non-stop flights from San Francisco to 21 international destinations.

“This is very exciting for our leisure and business travellers,” Chair of the Airport Advisory Committee Mayor Walter Gray said in a press release. “SFO has been on our wish list and in our business plan for a few years now. We are pleased this opportunity with United has presented itself.”

The new San Francisco flights replace the scheduled service from YLW to LAX, ending September 19. Intermittent LAX to YLW non-stop service will be available December 20 to January 4 on Saturday and Sundays and then Saturdays only January 31 to February 7 to accomodate ski travellers. United will contact customers currently booked to travel to LAX after September 20 or outside dates already mentioned. 

United’s non-stop flights are now available to book on-line at united.com. Over the next couple of months YLW will be planning a celebration to mark the inaugural SFO flight on September 20. For more information about YLW, its destinations and services, visit the airport’s website at ylw.kelowna.ca.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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