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COVID-impacted Kelowna airport may offer UBCO empty parking spots

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September 09, 2021 - 4:26 PM

Flights are down at Kelowna International Airport so there’s lots of parking spaces going unused.

At the same time, UBC Okanagan is short of parking for students and staff.

So the Kelowna airport is offering to rent parking spaces to UBCO students and staff who can travel back and forth in a shuttle, if Kelowna city council approves the deal at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 13.

If approved, each stall will cost $360 per semester starting Sept. 20 and it’s estimated to bring in between $50,000 and $108,000 in revenue for the airport this fall.

A report going to council says it’s not known whether the arrangement will continue beyond the fall semester.

READ MORE: Kelowna Airport’s expansion plans on hold due to pandemic

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