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Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:19 AM - For Immediate Release

Sacramento International Airport Transitions to Cashier-Less Payment System for Parking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - To reduce person-to-person contact and provide a safer and more expedient travel experience for our customers, starting November 2, cash will not be accepted at parking lot cashier booths in all parking lots at Sacramento International Airport (SMF).  Our parking lot cashiers are being redeployed as roving Customer Service Representatives positioned throughout our parking lots to provide timelier customer support.  Credit/Debit cards will be the only form of accepted payment at automated self-service kiosks located in each parking lot exit lane.

Customers wanting to pay with cash will need to pay prior to returning to their car at specifically designated pay-on-foot self-service kiosks in the parking garage and outside Door 1 at Terminal B. For passengers coming from Terminal A, cash payment kiosks are located on level 1 in lobbies C and D and on level 3 in lobby C in the parking garage. For passengers coming from Terminal B, cash payment kiosks are located on level 5 in lobby C of the parking garage and outside Door 1 at the cross-walk to the Hourly Lot

“This new system is another way SMF is working to provide the safest and healthiest travel experience possible for our passengers,” says Cindy Nichol, Sacramento County Director of Airports. “Implementing a cashier-less payment system and reducing person to person contact helps protect both airport staff and passengers, and will provide even greater customer service thanks to the mobile Customer Service Representatives.”

Both Economy Lots will remain closed until the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon reopening, the East Economy Lot will be credit/debit card payment only. When entering the lot customers will need to insert the credit/debit card they are paying with into the machine (there will not be an option to take a ticket), when exiting passengers will use the same card. The West Economy Lot will remain a credit/debit card pay ahead lot, however, we do not anticipating opening this lot during the 2020 holiday season.

 

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The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field.

The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.