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Airport parking fee increases to go before city council

The cost to park at Kelowna International Airport will increase slightly, pending Council approval Monday.
January 26, 2014 - 10:50 AM

KELOWNA - The price to park your vehicle at the Kelowna International Airport is about to increase, pending city council approval on Monday.

According to a report going to council, the airport recently completed a full business review focused on expenditure reduction and revenue enhancement.

Parking operations manager Dave Duncan says despite upgrading flight information systems to a new, cheaper web-based technology there are budgetary pressures facing the airport. In his report he says those pressures include increased costs of fuel and utilities, maintenance of additional square footage, elimination of federal funding for airport policing and reduced landing fees.

He's urging council to increase the price to park.

Although the first fifteen minutes will remain free in both the short and long term lots, effective April 1, the price for parking a vehicle in the short term lot will be $18.50 per day, up from the current price of $17.

Parking for the day in the long term lot will also increase, up from $11 to $12, with weekly prices rising from $52 to $62.

A six-month Gold Pass will be $900, up from $845.

The prices for hourly parking and meter rates will remain unchanged.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca, call (250) 718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.

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