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March 13, 2008 | General

Parking customers encouraged to consider transportation alternatives

EDMONTON — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is expecting another busy spring break period, March 20 to April 7. Parking customers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to recommended airline check-in times and check parking availability before leaving for the airport.

For the latest parking information, call the EIA parking hotline at (780) 890-6720 or check www.flyeia.com.

Parking customers using Value Park are reminded to check in with the dispatch booth as they enter the facility to ensure a bus is dispatched to pick them up and transport them to the terminal.

Two overflow parking lots have been prepared and will open as needed. Customers will pay upon entry into those lots.

To save time leaving the parking areas, parking customers can now pay for Value Park and Parkade after they pick up their luggage by using one of four new parking Pay ” Go stations in the airport terminal. Five new express exits have been designated for customers who use the terminal pay stations or pay by credit card.

Ground transportation options

As an alternative to bringing vehicles to the airport, EIA customers can use a taxi service or use the Sky Shuttle service, which serves downtown, west end and university-area hotels. Sky Shuttle one-way rates are $15, with a discounted return fare of $25. Child (ages 3-12) fares are $7 each way.

Responding to growth

In the past three years, the number of passengers served by EIA has increased by nearly 50 per cent. To keep pace with parking demand that has even outstripped passenger increases, EIA has more than doubled its parking capacity from 3,600 stalls in 2005 to the current 7,540 stalls.

Another 800 stalls will open once the parkade expansion is complete this summer and construction of a new 4,000-stall parking area is planned to start later this year. EIA has the most parking per capita of any major airport in Canada.

For more information about parking availability and rates, food and retail and other airport services, visit www.flyeia.com.

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Edmonton International Airport is Canada’s fastest-growing major airport.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Edmonton Airports Corporate Communications
Jim Rudolph
Phone: (780) 890-8454
Cell: (780) 717-5117
E-mail: jrudolph@flyeia.com  
Web: www.flyeia.com