The Airport Improvement Fee is used to fund the larger capital improvements at the airport. In 2009 improvements included a 50% expansion in the Terminal Building footprint as well as a 2,000 foot extension to the runway and navigational aids. In 2015, a major portion of Runway 09 / 27 was reconstructed and given a new asphalt surface.
The Expansion Project was a multi-stakeholder effort lead by the City of Kamloops, the Kamloops Airport Authority Society, the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. The Project was funded through Provincial and Federal Government contributions and airport improvement fees.
The runway reconstruction was funded by the Kamloops Airport Authority Society, the Government of Canada through the Airport Capital Assistance Program and through airport improvement fees.
The Airport Improvement Fee is charged against each ticket sold for travel departing from Kamloops Airport. The value of the fee is set according to an agreement with Air Carriers serving Kamloops and is announced in the Kamloops Airport Fee Guide available on this page.