Valet parking in Terminal B at Kansas City International Airport is off to a good start.
The service has been averaging 200 cars daily since it was launched in September, said Joe McBride, a spokesman for the Kansas City Aviation Department.
He said the service is used more frequently by passengers, meeters and greeters on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which are typically heavy business travel days.
Signs direct drivers to the service near Gate 40. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Valet parking costs $27 per day, with shorter stays of up to four hours costing $12 and stays of four to 24 hours an additional $3 per hour, the city said.
After assisting with luggage and performing a brief visual inspection of the vehicle, valets collect the owner’s phone number, record the return itinerary and provide a valet service return phone number. Vehicles are parked in the covered, secure garage in the recently closed Terminal A.
Upon returning, customers can call the valet number or confirm a text message from the service to retrieve their vehicle.
Customers should look curbside at Terminal B for white traffic cones, directional signs and valets dressed in orange shirts with valet logos. The service is operated by Standard Parking, which provides licensed and fully insured drivers.
The valet service is intended to free some of the 2,200 parking spaces in the Terminal B garage, where it costs $22 a day to park.
Valet parking is “relieving some of the pressure,” McBride said. “The garage is filling up, but not as early and often.”
Drivers using the service can earn points toward free parking through the KCI Rewards Frequent Parker Program and KCI Corporate Rewards Program. For more information, go to www.flykci.com.