While Penticton Airport is open, commercial flights are being affected by the heavy smoke and limited visibility. If you have an upcoming flight, check with your airline directly for the latest updates.
Penticton Airport is home to a BC Wildfire base, where contracted air tankers as well as contract helicopters are deployed to respond to regional wildfires.
Warnings: Boaters and drones
Boaters are reminded to stay away from air tankers that may be collecting water from Okanagan and Skaha Lakes to support their operations. When aircraft are approaching lake surfaces for this purpose, it is requested that boat traffic visually monitor overhead flight paths and avoid any areas where air tankers can be seen making passes over water to replenish their loads.
As well, drone users are asked to keep away from the fire zones as they are also a safety threat to crews.
Shuttles between Penticton and YVR
Hoodoo Adventures is offering a shuttle service between Penticton and Vancouver for those who are experiencing flight cancellations. Visit their website to book your seat.
Flight arrival and departure information
While Penticton Airport’s website offers flight arrival and departure information, if you have any questions related to your specific flight, please contact your airline directly.
Air Canada provides direct flights to Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
Providing direct flights between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Penticton Airport (YYF).
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