Category - Parking

Web-Based Booking Agent Presents Discounted Parking Competition in 70+ Markets

There's a new parking competitor nipping at the heels of airports throughout the United States, but there are no new lots or facilities in sight. The company, Greenbee Parking, books travelers into parking lots at hotels and existing facilities run by off-airport operators via its website, Greenbeeparking.com - at rates ranging anywhere from 30% to 75% less than airport prices. Passengers pay in advance, bring a printed copy of their online confirmation to the participating lot and ride the hotel or off-site operator's shuttle to and from the airport.

Buffalo Int'l Boosts Website Visibility to Push Back Parking Competitors

Airports have a new tool in their arsenal to keep off-airport parking providers at bay: search engine optimization (SEO), a method of improving an airport's website performance by improving the order in which it pops up during "natural" or unpaid Internet searches. Generally speaking, appearing as early and as often as possible increases an airport's chances of potential customers clicking on its website instead of a competitor's.

Parking Reservations Go Viral at Vancouver Int'l

Following in the successful footsteps of U.K. airports that fundamentally changed the way patrons park, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has introduced pre-booking options that have already doubled its online parking reservations.

DFW Rolls Out New Parking & Revenue Control System

In August, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) flipped the switch, so to speak, on a new high-tech parking system. The $50 million project includes a new parking and revenue control system, two new entry/exit plazas, command centers at each plaza and extensive information technology infrastructure work.

Midway's New Consolidated Rental Car Center Relieves Terminal Congestion & Delivers Green Benefits

Chicago's Midway International Airport (MDW) created a new traffic pattern for travelers who rent vehicles with construction of a $55 million consolidated rental car center.

Boston Logan Completes Garage & Road Renovation Nearly $12 Million Under Budget & 11 Months Ahead of

It's hard to launch a construction project of any size at land-locked Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Surrounded by water to the north, east and south, and bordered by a city neighborhood to the west, planners have very little wiggle room to divert traffic and virtually no ability to suspend operations.

Houston Airport System Tackles Parking Problems

Parking is a perplexing challenge for many airports. Harried travelers running late get irritated driving up and down rows looking for available spaces. Exhausted travelers who can't remember where they parked wander lots looking for their vehicles.

Anchorage & Kansas City Int'l Take Back Business from Off-Site Vendors

When parking fees account for 40% or more of an airport's total operating revenue, losing market share to independent off-site vendors is no small issue. There are, however, several strategic moves airport operators can make to stay competitive.

Dayton Int'l Builds Three-Level Garage

A parking garage may not be the most fascinating airport project, but it certainly affects passengers' overall experience - especially in Ohio, where the weather is often unpredictable. Dayton International Airport (DAY) is consequently leveraging its $25.7 million parking structure as a competitive edge against three other airports within a 90-minute drive.

Nashville Int'l Consolidates Rental Car Activities into $70 million Facility

Picking up and dropping off a rental car is often the first and last thing a visitor does when visiting a city. That's why customer service was top-of-mind when Nashville International Airport (BNA) developed its new 1.2-million-square-foot rental car facility. At a cost of $70 million, the three-level concrete structure is the largest construction project in the airport's history.

Parking Garage at Portland Int'l Includes Office Space & Green Features

The new combination parking garage/office building at Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon was designed to be an energy-efficient structure, and statistics from its first year of operation are bearing that out.

Long Beach Airport Opens New Onsite Parking Garage

At most airports, the parking garage is a place to store passengers' vehicles and generate non-aeronautical revenue - nothing more; nothing less. At Long Beach Airport (LGB) in California, officials consider it a valuable opportunity to announce their service philosophy. And the new five-story $56 million facility speaks volumes.

Online Parking Reservations at Edmonton Int'l Benefit Passengers & Airport

Last August, Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in Alberta, Canada, introduced a 3,300-space parking facility with noteworthy services such as airline check-in and baggage drop for some passenger's and online parking reservations for all.

$48.5 Million Parking Structure at John Wayne Airport is Braced for the Future

The new five-level, 725,000-square-foot parking structure at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Tustin, CA, is noteworthy not only for its size, but also for its design. The $48.5 million Terminal C facility is one of the first concrete parking structures in the country to employ buckling restrained brace (BRB) technology - a valuable feature in earthquake-prone Southern California.

Green Off-Site Parking Expected Soon at Denver International

Passengers flying out of Denver International Airport (DIA) will soon have an eco-friendly off-airport parking option. If all goes as planned, Canopy Airport Parking will open in November or December with 4,300 spaces.

Vehicle Services & Customer Loyalty Programs Drive Up Parking Revenue

Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY, and Jacksonville International Airport in Florida are making life simpler for travelers by introducing new services at their parking garages.

New Card System Speeds up Valet Parking

A valet parking service about a mile from Bradley International Airport (BDL) is using a new express checkout service to help returning travelers get on their way even more quickly.

New Parking Structure Readies Grand Rapids for Traffic Rebound

Winter is just arriving, but travelers at Gerald R. Ford International (GRR) in Grand Rapids are already relishing the airport's new covered parking and enclosed skywalk.

Dane County Regional Boosts Parking Capacity & Environmental Consciousness

It's hard to think of parking construction as "green," but careful planning made it happen at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, WI. Primary components of the project even achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Five Florida Airports Adopt Hands-free, Cash-free Parking Payment to Go Green

Increasing use of SunPass Plus for automated payment of parking fees has customer convenience spreading like sunshine throughout airports in the State of Florida.

Palm Beach Builds Seven-Story Parking Garage

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) has a lot of changes planned, and the first big project is complete and already being used by the flying public... It's tough to miss. The new seven-story parking garage opened in August, ahead of a revision to the airport's master plan that calls for even more broad expansions of the Florida airport.

And There's More At Oakland International Airport...

A brand new terminal isn't all Oakland International Airport and Turner Construction Company have been working on.

Savannah/Hilton Head Builds $35 Million Parking Garage

It's not often that a parking garage inspires people to linger and enjoy the views, but it happens all the time at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) in Georgia.

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ACC: Rethinking Airport Resiliency in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Rethinking Airport Resiliency in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, airports and their stakeholders are managing disruption unlike any previously experienced in the modern world. With an unprecedented decrease in aircraft and passenger traffic, growing economic stress, and further uncertainty ahead, airports require resilient financial and operational planning to ride out COVID-19 and to plan for the post-pandemic future.

Survival for airports requires re-prioritizing previously identified plans, exploring new ways to operate and fund airport operations, and learning from past experiences to improve an airport’s ability to succeed in the future. This guidance provides direction for airport operators and consultants, including planners and emergency management staff, on how airports can enhance resilience to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future disruptions ahead.

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