Kelowna International Airport adds contactless parking option

Contactless parking at YLW

Travellers using Kelowna International Airport can now use a contactless payment option for airport parking.

YLW is introducing the PayByPhone mobile app which allows customers to pay for parking at meters located along the front curb, across from the terminal.

“Contactless payment is an additional health and safety measure we are implementing at YLW with the help of the PayByPhone app,” said Sam Samaddar, Kelowna International Airport Director. “The new mobile parking app is an easy, simple process to pay for metered parking during your next visit to YLW.”

The PayByPhone app can be downloaded onto a smartphone and used to enter a parking location and length of stay, allowing people to pay directly through the app.

Metered parking is the only location where PayByPhone is currently available at YLW — however, additional parking areas will be added in the future.

“We’re excited to be adding YLW to the growing list of airports where PayByPhone is simplifying and modernizing the parking experience,” said Roamy Valera, PayByPhone CEO.

“We’re not new to the Kelowna area, but we’re glad to be expanding our presence where travellers are looking for a safer, and more convenient way to pay for parking while they travel.”

The parking meters in front of the airport were set for replacement as the existing infrastructure had reached the end of its life. YLW wanted to ensure that a contactless parking option was available for passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic as an added measure to keep passengers safe.

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