At Kamloops Airport Ltd., our mission is to serve the Thompson Nicola Region with an airport that is safe, profitable, sustainable and reflects community spirit.
The Kamloops Airport is an integral part of the business and travel community within the Thompson Nicola Region and serves a catchment area of approximately 168,000 residents. We are committed to working with our community in taking a proactive role in continually improving local air service.
The airport currently facilitates regular air service to 3 destinations in British Columbia and Alberta, including Vancouver, Prince George and Calgary. In 2014, we surpassed 300,000 travelers. In addition to serving the traveling public, the airport handles air cargo traffic and is home to a number of aviation-related industrial operations including the Provincial Wildfire Command Headquarters for BC Forest Service.
The Kamloops Airport infrastructure includes two asphalt runways – one 8,000 ft (2,438 metres) and the other 2,040 ft. (622 metres) in length. The airport provides navigational aids such as an Instrument Landing System on Runway 08 and a localizer with Distance Measuring Equipment and Non-Directional Beacon on Runway 26. Runway 08 is served by a restricted Instrument Landing System. Runways 08 & 26 are equipped with an ODALS (omni directional approach lighting system). The airport terminal is spacious at 1500 square metres and has 14 check-in counters.
The Airport also houses industrial operations including small airplane repair, engine rebuilding and aircraft salvage facilities, avionics specialists, charter operations, a flying school, an air tanker base and a forest fire control centre. The Nav Canada Air Operations Building houses the Flight Information Center and the Flight Service Station Tower.