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SDF NEXT UPDATE: Rental Car Relocation Work Now Underway

February 5, 2020

Level 1 of Parking Garage Permanently Closed for Public Parking

Work is underway at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) on the SDF Next Project that focuses on meeting the needs of the airport’s growing customer base. The overall project will improve the customer experience and showcase the terminal and airfield as a proud gateway to the community. As part of SDF Next, more than $200 million is expected to be invested into the Jerry E. Abramson Terminal in the coming years, making it a first-in-class facility for travelers and airport guests.

Level 1 of the parking garage will soon become home of the rental car services at SDF. Relocating the vehicles to Level 1 will allow the rental car companies operating at the airport to offer covered parking, with premium, grab-and-go services to their customers, which is not possible under the current lot’s configuration. Rental car services are expected to be operational from Level 1 of the garage by Summer 2020. Nine rental car brands currently provide service at SDF – Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty.

To prepare for the rental vehicles’ relocation, Level 1 of the parking garage is now permanently closed for public parking. Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the parking garage will remain open and accessible for those meeting someone at the airport, or parking their vehicle while traveling.

Travelers are encouraged to take advantage of the new Express Shuttle Parking Lot that recently opened at SDF. The new lot offers 974 parking spaces available for long term use with courtesy bumper-to-bumper shuttle service, taking travelers immediately from their vehicle to the terminal. Additional parking is available in the Credit Card Only Lot and Surface Lot. Parking was recently expanded in the Surface Lot near the garage to help accommodate travelers with long term parking needs. Click here to learn more about all airport parking options.

The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport celebrated its best year ever with more than 4.2 million passengers in 2019. The airport is served by six airlines offering flights to more than 30 nonstop destinations including 19 of the region’s top 20 domestic markets. With just one stop, travelers from across the region can reach more than 460 destinations in the U.S. and worldwide.