Penticton Regional Airport

Penticton Regional Airport (IATA: YYF, ICAO: CYYF), also known as Penticton Airport, is a regional airport located 1.8 nautical miles (3.3 km; 2.1 mi) southwest of Penticton, British Columbia, a city in the Okanagan region of Canada. It is owned and operated by Transport Canada, serving the South Okanagan, Similkameen and West Kootenay areas. Initial examination for the airport's construction began in 1937. The proposed locations were owned by the Penticton Indian Band at that time, but expropriated in 1949. Temporary public use of the Penticton Regional Airport was approved in 1945, and in 1956, it was given a permanent airport license. It has a 6,000 by 148 ft (1,829 by 45 m) runway aligned 16–34, and served approximately 80,000 passengers in 2011. The airfield maintains a restaurant, Sky High Diner, as well as a medical facility, accommodation areas and administrative buildings; food and snacks are also offered. It has seen two accidents and incidents throughout its history. The airport has three scheduled flights to the Vancouver International Airport every day, with one fewer on Sunday, provided by Air Canada Express. There is also a daily flight to the Calgary International Airport provided by WestJet Encore.The airport now also has a few flights a week leaving Calgary at 8:45 PM and arriving in Penticton later on in the night, the plane then stays at the Penticton Airport and leaves for Calgary at 7:00 AM and arrives in Calgary around 9:00. Kelowna International Airport has affected traffic at the Penticton Regional Airport, with the former providing more direct flight and connection options for travellers. Penticton Regional Airport also recently under went an expansion to add more seating area in the main terminal building as an addition to the extra WestJet Encore flights on certain days coming in and out of Penticton.

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Penticton is a city in the Okanagan Valley of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, situated between Okanagan and Skaha Lakes. In 2006, its population was 31,909, while its census agglomeration population was 43,313.

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