On April 13, 1939, the first aircraft, an Aeronca piloted by Cyril Jackson, officially touched down at Kamloops Airport. Shortly thereafter, the airport became a port of entry under the Customs Act.
Since then, the airport has become an important regional gateway for business and tourism. We are proud to safely and efficiently serve the Kamloops area, driving economic activity and investing in our community.
In 2017, Kamloops Airport served more than 314,000 passengers travelling on commercial flights operated by airline partners Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and WestJet. Kamloops Airport is operated by Kamloops Airport Limited (KAL) under contract to the City of Kamloops. KAL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vantage Airport Group, an industry-leading investor, operator and developer of airports around the world, providing opportunity for Kamloops Airport to take part in and benefit from global airport best practices.