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Kelowna Airport Taxis (YLW)

Kelowna International Airport is found nearby the city centre of Kelowna, a city in British Columbia, Canada. It is an airport that is served by several airline companies, such as Air Canada, WestJet and Central Mountain Air, and handles around 1.3 million passengers per annum. The airport is known by its IATA code of YLW. Passengers on arrival flights often travel to the city by the Kelowna taxis, as they are a quick and convenient form of transport. A taxi is often used for transport to the airport as well, to avoid fees for airport parking.

Passengers arriving at Kelowna Airport will find a single terminal building that is well equipped to meet their needs. There are several shops and restaurants, including tourist-related stores, a board room, restrooms and the Tourism Kelowna Kiosk. There are free baggage carts that may be used, and the airport complex is completely accessible to disabled passengers, with automatic doors, covered loading bridges, accessible washrooms, elevators and ramped walkways and handicapped parking spaces. The airport also offers a variety of services to assist the disabled traveller. Once passengers have collected their luggage items and are ready to leave the airport, they can proceed to the taxis that are waiting outside of the terminal building.

Several taxi companies are licensed to operate from Kelowna International. They include Checkmate Cabs, Kelowna Cabs, Lake Country Taxi and Star Taxi. These companies will generally always have vehicles waiting for arriving passengers, therefore an advanced reservation is seldom required, however, passengers arriving on very early morning flights may wish to call ahead, and passengers with disabilities who require a special vehicle may need a reservation. Checkmate Cabs and Kelowna Cabs have wheelchair accessible taxis that have room for a few passengers. Checkmate Cabs can be contacted for further information at 250-861-1111.

Kelowna Cabs

Kelowna Cabs is a company with twenty-five years of experience in the taxi industry, and is a favourite choice of transport by locals and tourists. Their taxis are able to take passengers from the airport to any place in the Okanagan Valley, including all hotels, businesses or residential areas in the city of Kelowna. Return trips to the airport can also be arranged with the driver. The company’s fare rates are regulated by the Passenger Transportation Board of British Columbia, and are generally calculated according to the distance travelled. The majority of taxis in Canada are equipped with meters, which are devices that record the miles travelled by the taxis. The taxi fares by Kelowna Cabs will also include Canadian ‘Goods & Services Tax’ (GST). Kelowna Cabs can be contacted at 250-762-2222, or their website is available at http://www.kelownacabs.ca.

As an estimation, transport by taxi to downtown Kelowna from Kelowna International Airport will cost $36.00, and this area includes the City Hall, Lake City Casino, The Grand Hotel and Prospera Place. Other popular journeys and their fares include the Greyhound bus depot - $24.00, Orchard Park Mall - $26.00, the Coast Capri Hotel - $31.00, Mission Park Shopping Centre - $37.00, Manteo Resort/Hotel Eldorado - $38.00. the Harvest Golf Club - $36.00 and Lake Country - $30.00. Further areas and their prices are Westbank (Downtown) - $62.00, the Lake Okanagan Resort - $75.00, the Vernon/Predator Ridge Golf Club - $82.00 and Penticton - $155.00. These prices are subject to change, and should only be used as a rough guideline. Additional charges could also be applicable for additional passengers in the vehicle, airport collection fees and waiting fees.

Lake Country Taxi

Lake Country Taxi and Shuttle is a family owned business that is considered to offer safe, professional and reliable transport services. They are able to take passengers to all the region’s golf courses, hotels and restaurants and major ski resorts, such as Big White and Silver Star. They also offer tours of the wineries and vineyards in the area. Arriving passengers enjoy a meet and greet service at the airport, and departing passengers will be collected from the doorstep of their home, business or hotel for a quick and hassle-free trip to the airport. The company has a fleet of four or five passenger vehicles, as well as larger passenger vans and mini buses. All further details are available from Lake Country Taxi’s website at http://www.lakecountrytaxiandshuttle.ca, or customers can use the contact number 250-766-4440.

Star Taxi’s website is available at http://www.kelownastartaxi.com, and their contact number is 250-807-1111. Airport limousines can also be arranged by the companies of Okanagan Limousine (http://www.ok-limo.com), Sun Valley Limousine (http://www.sunvalleylimousine.com) and Top Class Limousines Ltd. (http://www.topclasslimos.ca). A limousine is ideal for special occasions, and all companies offer a variety of beautiful cars for the transport of airport passengers. Their services are professional and competitively priced. Passengers of Kelowna Airport may need to make an advanced reservation for a limousine.

For a convenient ride to the airport, without the hassles of paying for parking, call one of the Kelowna International Airport taxi companies in time for your departure flight.