Penticton Airport is located in the traditional territory of the SnPink’tn (Penticton Indian Band). It has connected the South Okanagan area to the world since the first aircraft landed on May 2, 1941.
The airport plays a critical role in the lives of the citizens of Penticton and the surrounding communities, as well as various aviation organizations. It’s a vital connection for businesses in and around Penticton, enabling access to clients, personnel and suppliers that keep local businesses globally competitive.
The Penticton Airport community employs over 200 people and plays a crucial role in response to emergencies and natural disasters within and around South Okanagan.
Transport Canada continues to be committed to managing the Penticton Airport in a safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
Growing to Meet Your Needs
Penticton, like many communities in South Okanagan, has seen phenomenal growth in recent years.
Prior to the pandemic, the Penticton Airport had a 4-5% increase of passengers using the airport each year. And in 2019, the South Okanagan’s largest airport was proud to have served over 160,000 passengers.
To support the growing demand and create a smoother travelling experience, the Government of Canada has renovated and expanded the airport terminal building to serve you better.
The renovations include new airline check-in counters, car rental kiosks, washrooms and a visitor’s information booth. The upgraded facility also includes an expanded arrivals hall, security screening area and departure gates. And soon to come is an upgraded food service area that will open in early 2021.
Whether you’re travelling through or greeting family and friends at YYF, the bright and open spaces provide a smoother, more efficient arrival and departure experience.