The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is blushing with glee with the recent announcement that Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada’s low-cost carrier, will begin daily service between Kelowna and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in June 2015, offering 40% additional capacity on this route year-over-year.
“This is exciting news,” says YLW Airport Director Sam Samaddar. “We are pleased to be one of the first new domestic routes for the Air Canada rouge service. Air Canada rouge provides more capacity, therefore more people travelling to the Okanagan, and more convenience for customers in the Okanagan with just one stop to virtually anywhere in Air Canada’s world through its global Toronto hub.”
“Timing is perfect!” says Tourism Kelowna CEO Nancy Cameron of the rouge launch in June. “Having Air Canada rouge provide this new daily service dramatically improves our accessibility to this important market just in time for our peak season.”
With 8 championship golf courses mere minutes away from the Kelowna International Airport, Toronto golfers will be able to land, play a round and still have time for a relaxing dinner and a glass of Okanagan wine in the evening.
Air Canada rouge will operate flights using a 136-seat Airbus A319 aircraft offering both premium and economy cabins of service. Please visit aircanada.com for flight booking information and to ylw.kelowna.ca for more airport information, flights and services.