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Parking is a hot commodity this holiday at Kelowna International Airport

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December 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The stretch between Christmas and New Year’s is the busiest time at Kelowna’s airport and that means getting parking can be more challenging.  

“We’re expecting today and the rest of the week to remain busy in our parking lots, however, there are parking spaces available,” airport spokesperson Jessica Hewitt said. “Long-term A lot is at 90 per cent capacity and there are spaces available in the Overflow lot/Long-term B and in Valet.”

There are more than 2,600 stalls available at the airport — 1,900 parking stalls in the airport’s long-term parking A lot and in the overflow long-term lot there are 320 spaces.

“We’re encouraging passengers to give themselves extra time to find a parking space, reserve a spot in advance in Valet or take a shuttle or a taxi to the airport,” Hewitt said.

People who require accessible/handicapped parking for an extended period of time can park in the Valet Parking lot at the same rate as in the long-term lots.

More than 100,000 passengers are expected through the airport over the next three weeks. Passengers are advised to plan ahead and prepare for longer than normal wait times at the airport to reduce travel-related stress.

YLW anticipates increased, but steady traffic flow from Dec. 19 through Jan. 8. The busiest travel days of the season will be Dec. 20 - 29.

Those who require an accessible parking space, are asked to contact Valet in advance, if possible at 778-753-3735 or visit the website here. 

For parking info and maps, visit the airport website here.

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