Kelowna airport parking to be disrupted during improvement work

Kelowna airport officials are warning drivers to expect some disruptions next week at the airport's parking lots as a result of work being done to improve parking at YLW.

Between 8 p.m. on Monday, July 16 and 8 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012 the airport's parking management system will be upgraded.

During that time, passengers parking in the short-term and long-term lots may notice some disruption when paying for their parking.  The pay-on-foot kiosks will be temporarily unavailable and all payments will be required to be made as drivers exit the parking lot.

Royal Star Parking staff will be located at each exit with portable machines to take credit card and cash payments only.

There will be no debit payment options available.

For passengers who are on an extended holiday and have a parking voucher under the old system, they will also have to make their payment for parking at the exit gate kiosks once the system is upgraded.

Once the parking system upgrades are complete, customers at YLW will have the ability to pay for parking at the pay-on-foot machines with a debit card, credit card or cash payment.

Two new pay-on-foot kiosks will also be added inside the terminal building.  One will be located in the arrivals area, next to a new accommodation information kiosk, and the second pay-on-foot station will be installed near departures in the "family and friends well-wishing" area.

“This will be the first upgrade this system has had in 12 years,” said airport director Sam Samaddar.  “The variety of payment options and the additional pay-on-foot stations will make it more convenient for passengers who use the parking lots at the airport”.


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