The Penticton Airport is a smaller airport located between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake and is just minutes away from the Okanagan city of Penticton BC.
Air Canada Jazz provides 4 daily flights to and from the Vancouver International Airport.
It gives the air traveler a choice if they are planning on visiting just the South Okanagan.
There is the the Kelowna International Airport a little farther to the north that also services air traffic for the Okanagan Valley region.
The Penticton Regional Airport is classified by Nav Canada as a point of entry for international flights.
Canada Customs Agents are available to help international travelers get processed quickly so they can enjoy their visit to the area.
The Canada Customs office at the airport can be contacted by phone: (250) 770-4464.
The Penticton Regional Airport offers many services at its terminal. There are a variety of private aviation companies that are tenants at the airport.
They provide rental services, charter services, flight training services and aircraft fuel.
For the owners of private aircraft there are rebuilding and maintenance services avaliable to them.
For the visitor wanting some transportation from the airport there are Budget Rent A Car and National Car Rentals available on site.
CHC Helicopters and Eclipse Helicopters provide charters through their companies.
There are shuttle and taxi services available to get you to your hotel or any other accommodation.
Phone: 492-6666 or
Penticton Taxi & Limo Services Phone: (250)492-5555
These are two of the best serving the Penticton area.
There is also a small restaurant inside the airport to satisfy your hunger if you are waiting around for any amount of time for your flight.
The plans for the constuction of the Penticton Regional Airport began back in 1937. The actual construction began in 1940 and it was completed and ready to open in 1941.
Some other facts about the airport include:
The Penticton Airport (YYF) is definitely an airport to consider if you are planning to make a trip to Vancouver BC or if you are coming from there into the Okanagan.
There has been talk recently of direct-flight connections to BC's neighbour to the east, Alberta.
This would be another reason for more travelers to use this wonderful airport as an alternative to the Kelowna Airport.
And choices are always a good thing!
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