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Kelowna airport launches non-stop service to the Yukon

A view of downtown Whitehorse, home to a vibrant arts and cultural community
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This June travelling between Kelowna and Whitehorse will be possible in a single non-stop flight. The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) will be launching a seasonal service to the land of the Klondike Gold Rush this summer.

The service will run from June 6 to October 15th with Thursday flights from Whitehorse to Kelowna and Sunday flights from Kelowna to Whitehorse.  

"It is seasonal but everything has to start somewhere - just like YLW," Water Gray said at today's city council meeting. Gray says the new service will accommodate those travelling on business but also opens up a new travel opportunity for those curious about northern Canada.

"If you've never been North and you always wanted to, that might be a good time to get in on the introductory fare," Gray said. The Yukon offers both cultural and natural attractions, with a vibrant cultural centre in Whitehorse and an abundance of wilderness landscapes. Between the months of May and September, visitors to the Yukon can also experience close to 24 hours of daylight.

Introductory fares from Whitehorse to Kelowna are $229 all taxes included with trips from Kelowna to Whitehorse at $245.

"I give this promotion in the hopes that at a point in history we'll have daily, year-round non-stop Kelowna to Whitehorse flights," Gray says.

The Kelowna International Airport has provided the following flight schedule:

Thursday Service

-From Whitehorse depart 5 pm to Kelowna arrive 7:15 pm

-From Kelowna depart 8 pm to Vancouver arrive 8:45 pm

-From Vancouver depart 9:30 pm to Whitehorse arrive at 11:45 pm

Sunday Service

-From Whitehorse depart 5 pm to Vancouver arrive 7:15 pm

-From Vancouver depart 8 pm to Kelowna arrive 8:45 pm

-From Kelowna depart 9:30 pm to Whitehorse arrive at 11:45 pm

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call (250)718-0428.


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