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YLW receives $1M in funding for apron rehabilitation

Kelowna International Airport will receive $1 million in funding this year from the B.C. Air Access Program for apron rehabilitation.

"This project and the many more across our province are setting communities up for economic growth," Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson said. "Through our capital investments, the Province is providing employment opportunities and working to create a more connected B.C."

Funding for the airport will be used for the rehabilitation of the main commercial apron.

This work will ensure continuous, safe conditions for aircraft operations and will accommodate larger and heavier aircraft resulting from growth.

"This funding is a great opportunity for YLW and the City of Kelowna," said Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. "Rehabilitating the main apron allows YLW to accommodate increased air service and larger, heavier aircraft, translating directly to additional jobs and economic prosperity for the region."

Through the B.C. Air Access Program, the ministry cost shares with public airports on projects such as lighting and navigational systems, terminal building expansion or upgrades, and runway improvements.

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These types of projects will allow airports to improve safety, accommodate larger aircraft and more frequent flights, and further support the continuing growth of local and provincial economies.

The B.C. Air Access Program is part of B.C. on the Move, the Province's 10-year transportation plan.

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