Kelowna International Airport is expecting more than 100-thousand passengers over the next three weeks for spring break.
Passengers should be prepared for longer than normal wait times.
Even though there are more than 26-hundred stalls available, parking at YLW is expected to reach full capacity during the period.
People are asked to consider alternative transportation such as a taxi, shuttle, or having a friend drop them off.
To help make your travel experience as easy as possible, here’s a few more tips from airport officials.
Explore parking options:
There are a number of parking options available to travelers, including short and long-term, curbside and valet. YLW also has a new cell phone waiting area near the airport plaza. Those needing to park at YLW should follow signage and parking lot staff directions.
Arrive at the airport early:
The airport terminal building opens at 3:30 a.m. with check-in counters, pre-board screening and food services available at 4 a.m. It is recommended to check-in and drop off your baggage for domestic flights at least 90 minutes before your boarding time and at least two hours prior to international flights.
Know what you can bring through security screening:
Avoid surrendering items and guarantee that your valuables make it through security screening. Search CATSA’s permitted and non-permitted lists to see which items to pack in your carry-on and checked baggage. If you’re bringing gifts, leave them unwrapped as they may need to be inspected. Check with your airline to learn about their baggage restrictions and fees.
Confirm your airline’s identification requirements and pet policies:
Check with your airline to ensure you have the required identification and valid travel documentation for everyone, including children. Some airlines have restrictions on travelling with pets during peak holiday periods. Talk to your airline in advance if you’re planning on travelling with your pet.