Kelowna International Airport Departures
Airport Security is accountable for presenting a safe environment as well as the quick and efficient response services to all commuters, air carriers, workers, and partners. By operating a dedicated and productive work to intervene, prevent, and regulate enforcement, the Security staff performs an essential and indispensable contribution to ensure the security of air transportation in the country.
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)
For ensuring the maintenance and compliance with airport security standards, the Kelowna Airport operates together with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA). The primary objective of these rejoined efforts is to improve passenger safety by establishing specialized airport security devices and developing operational space. CATSA represents a Crown corporation that is in charge of implementing, managing, and running efficient and regular screening services across different Canadian airports, including Kelowna International Airport. The organization is dedicated to sustaining its actions in full compliance with the established security and safety standards.
Full Body Scanner
A full-body scanner at the checkpoint is practiced to reveal objects, including ammunition and weapons, that could be hidden under clothing. The technology is completely safe and provides effective results. It offers commuters a choice between full-body scanning and a physical search in case of being selected for additional screening.
The screening agent can see an image that does not show any identifying features, and mostly resembles a generic “stick” figure and not a skeleton-type picture.
Because the new images are generic and are immediately deleted after their investigation, passengers should not have any privacy concerns if the full-body scanner shows an item under passenger clothing and brings the area to attention by highlighting it in the image. CATSA is advised with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) throughout the whole improvement and development of the program.
The scanner operates by projecting low-level radio frequency (RF) energy over and around the commuter’s body. Health Canada’s research guarantees that the energy emitted by the scanner device is within Canada’s RF exposure guidelines and does not represent a risk factor to health and safety in case of a single as well as repeated exposures.
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CBSA The Canada Border Services Agency works as a federal law enforcement agency that is intended to implement immigration, border control (i.e., protection and surveillance), and customs services in Canada. Canada Border Services Agency is performing at YLW to managing, protecting, and maintaining the safety of borders in the country. CBSA administrators operate to make sure that all travelers who arrive to enter the country comply with the regulations, as well as the laws in Canada and, are eligible in the country. The organization is detaining passengers who may pose a possible threat and is aimed to remove commuters who are considered inadmissible to Canada. CBSA is also operating to make sure that no prohibited or illegal items are entering Canada.
The recently extended passenger terminal building with eight airline gates includes the ‘Escape from Stella Polaris’ glass sculpture and glass building with a fountain. The terminal is available 24/7. Services and amenities inside the terminal are spread at several levels. The first level is divided into three sections. Arrivals area The western end of the building includes the Arrivals area. An international oversized baggage claim can be found near Gate 1 across from its Canada Border Service as well as the International baggage reclaim carousel. Outside of this secure area, passengers can have access to the domestic arrivals area near gate 2, together with a Tourist information counter in the center, currency, local baggage claim, phones, and baggage carts, rental car desks, airport security, baggage service, and terminal exit. The center of the first level consists of the check-in area, which includes Tim Hortons, Airport Ambass
Shuttle Bus For getting from Kelowna International Airport to desired destinations, passengers can use Airport Shuttle Bus services available outside of the south terminal building entrance next to the pre-board screening that can be reached by following signs. Commuters are welcome to contact the agencies directly for scheduling a transportation service or booking a group rate. Falcon Bus charter can be reached on 250-448-9062. Kelowna Airport Shuttle is accessible at the number 1-888-434-8687 or 250-765-0182. For contacting the Vernon Airporter / Premier Pacific Coach Lines, commuters should dial 1-866-542-7575 or 250-524-7574. Transit Bus The regional Transit bus stop is available on Airport Way, near the rental car lot, by the railway tracks. Hwy 97 includes a bus stop near the junction of Airport Way and the highway. During the peak times, Route 23 - the Lake Country Loop - departs approximately every 15 minutes. Passengers are recommended