YLW hosting airport execs

Some of the continent’s top airport executives will be gathering in Kelowna later this week.

Airports Canada 2019 is a national forum held to discuss the issues that affect the 140 million passengers who use Canada’s airports every year. The event, which is being conducted by the Canadian Airports Council, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the Delta Grand Okanagan hotel.

More than 200 senior airport executives from across North America are expected to attend the conference, which will also feature a media roundtable discussion on Thursday. Some of the topics that will be up for discussion are how the large economic footprint of airports benefits all Canadians, how airports work with governments, airlines and industry partners to enhance the traveller experience, and how and why Canada’s airports are working to reignite Canadians’ love of air travel.

Kelowna International Airport director Sam Samaddar is also the chair of the CAC, which handles virtually all of the nation’s air cargo and international passenger traffic, and 90 per cent of domestic passenger traffic.

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