Airport passenger numbers continue to rise

Kelowna International Airport continues to see a record number of passengers fly through its terminal.

Last month, the airport reported 163,751 passengers, which is an increase of 9% over last July.

That's on par with the roughtly 9% increase the airport has seen in passengers over the first half of this year.

Earlier this summer, officials had concerns about whether flooding and nearby fires would have a large impact on travellers.

But July's mark makes it the second busiest month of the year, with only March having a higher number.

August is typically the second busiest month of the airport's year, as it tries to set a monthly passenger record for the 17th consecutive time.

To do that, it'll have to surpass last year's mark of just under 161,000 people.