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SDF NEXT UPDATE: Parking Enhancements Make Flying Louisville Easier than Ever Before

December 21, 2020

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Parking at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) just got a whole lot better. Today, the airport unveiled three new amenities including the Park Assist® Parking Guidance System (PGS) in the garage adjacent to the passenger terminal, the upgraded Premier Parking Lot and SDF Rewards, a frequent parker program with contactless entry and exit feature.

“Improving the customer experience is at the heart of all of our decisions,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director, Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. “We expect the demand for air travel to increase significantly during the second half of 2021 and to be back to normal levels in 2022, so we are doubling down on investments like Park Assist, the Premier Lot, and SDF Rewards that make flying Louisville better than ever before.”

Park Assist’s M4 smart-sensor system will serve the airport’s 2,000 space parking structure. The newly installed system indicates which specific spaces are available or occupied using color-coded LED lights. The parking guidance system offers predictability and security, and a VIP parking journey for each customer. It will also help customers find their vehicle once they return from a trip, by integrating with TIBA parking systems or via the Park Assist mobile app. The $1.3 million project was announced in early June.

But that’s not all! The airport has also invested $5 million to improve the newly named Premier Parking Lot (formerly the Credit Card Lot), which features 30 percent more spaces and a covered walkway to the terminal. Premier is one of the most affordable and convenient parking options available at SDF. The daily rate is $10.00 per day. It offers convenient exit via credit card only. Visit for information about airport parking.

Finally, the airport is rolling out SDF Rewards, featuring a fully automated and contactless Frequent Parker Program. Earn points for FREE parking without even rolling your window down. The program is open to all and costs absolutely nothing to join. The more you park on-airport, the more points you earn. Sign up at Once your credit card is on file, members can also choose to link their RiverLink E-ZPass Transponder to their SDF Rewards account. No RiverLink? No worries. We will send you a transponder for free. Checkout these FAQs for more information and look for more SDF Rewards coming in 2021.