Airport, Airline, and Parking Industry News

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The purpose of this blog is to compile airport parking news as well as airport news and airline news in one place for our parking customers as well as those in the parking industry. The following articles and press releases on the airport, airline, and parking industry are from various news sources and the links will take you to the source's web site:

Saturday, February 26, 2011

DFW Airport Begins $1.9 Billion Terminal Renovation Project

Feb 23, 2011 - Andrea Ahles - Star-Telegram -- Today, a barrier will go up at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW), marking the first visible sign of the airport's $1.9 billion terminal renovation project.

"The wall," as airport CEO Jeff Fegan calls it, will block Gate 9 in Terminal A from passengers. In May, another wall will block a more substantial area: the ticket counters and concessions between Gates A13 and A16, as construction crews begin to tear apart and renovate the 37-year-old terminal from the inside out.

"There will be people working underneath as well as people working at [the passenger] level to make all the necessary improvements," Fegan said. The project will update heating, cooling and electrical systems as well as concessions and decor in Terminals A, B, C and E by 2017. Read More at the Star-Telegram.com


The project includes closing 1,200 parking spots in a garage adjacent to the construction for staging equipment, so think about alternative parking options.  Go to Search Airport Parking for more information on DFW Airport including DFW Airport Parking.  Also, go to Search Park Sleep Fly for information on DFW Airport Hotels that offer free airport parking with a hotel room.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Denver Airport Parking Flap: DIA's Demand for a Piece of the Gross

Feb 22, 2011 - Alan Prendergast - Denver Westword Blogs -- Vowing to "run this airport like a business," Denver Airport manager Kim Day recently announced a ten-year financial strategy to keep operations in the black while funding a billion-dollar expansion plan. But some of DIA's longtime vendors and contractors say they're the ones getting the business from the airport's efforts to boost revenues.

As reported here a few weeks ago, the operator of the Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels concession has complained that several small outlets are being squeezed out of the airport to make way for more upscale offerings -- even though, the operator contends, DIA will be losing lease revenues in the meantime. And off-site parking company officials are now in heated negotiations with the city in the wake of staggering hikes in the fees DIA wants from them for the privilege of picking up and dropping off customers at the terminal.

Until two months ago, DIA charged the off-site lots a flat access fee for every trip onto airport property. Now, though, the airport is demanding 8 percent of gross revenues, plus a surcharge for every time one of their vehicles lingers for more than fifteen minutes collecting or discharging customers.  Read More

Search Airport Parking Commentary:  Unfortunately this act is playing out at many airport around the country as airports try to deal with budget shortfalls by going after the outside operators. In addition to parking operators, Airports are going after car rental, taxis, limos, shuttles, buses, and airport hotels.  These charges will be passed on to the customer in the form of higher parking rates, higher car rental rates, higher taxi fares, etc. So, in the end it is the airport customer that is paying for the shortfalls instead of airport management making a business decision and cut costs.

Go to Search Airport Parking for more information on Denver Airport (DIA) including Denver Airport Parking.  You can also get info on Denver Airport Hotels that offer rooms that include parking at Search Park Sleep and Fly.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Search Airport Parking Launches Mobile Web Site

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 18, 2011 (PRESS RELEASE) -- Search Airport Parking announced this week that the mobile version of SearchAirportParking.com was launched earlier this month.  Search Airport Parking Mobile site is available by going to http://mobile.SearchAirportParking.com or from most phones with a browser, go to SearchAirportParking.com and the site will direct the browser to the mobile site automatically.

The goal of the mobile site is to include all the airport information that is available on the full site but in a format that is readable on most smart phones and tablets.  This includes airport parking quotes and reservations as well as Park Sleep and Fly Hotel quotes and reservations.

The mobile site currently includes the Buffalo Airport (BUF) and the Denver Airport (DEN) with more airports being added regularly.  The SearchAirportParking.com full site contains airport information for over 40 airports in the United States and Canada, which will all be included on the mobile site.

Search Airport Parking’s philosophy is that travelers tend to do a lot of research on their destinations, but are not prepared for their departure airport. Both SearchAirportParking.com and SearchParkSleepFly.com include information on airport transportation, terminals, directions, and airport parking all in one place so the traveler can be just as prepared for arriving at their departure airport as they are when they get to their destination.  The same philosophy holds true for the mobile site.

Search Airport Parking also offers services to the airport parking and hotel professional.  For hotel and parking operators, Search Airport Parking can setup Featured Listings, which are customized pages with their specific parking information that are linked to the airport directory.  Reservation forms can also be setup so parking operators can get customer reservations in their email inbox.

About Search Airport Parking

In 2010, Search Airport Parking was founded to provide informative web resources for travelers and travel service operators.  The two web sites managed by Search Airport Parking, SearchAirportParking.com and SearchParkSleepFly.com, include an airport directory that pulls together information on airport transportation, terminals, directions, and airport parking into one place so travelers are just as prepared when they get to the departure airport as they are when they arrive at their destination.  Search Airport Parking offers advertising, reservations, and feature listing options to travel service operators.

For more information, visit: www.SearchAirportParking.com; call: 908-827-1490; or email: Sales@SearchAirportParking.com.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sky Harbor Simplifies Bus Routes for East and West Economy Parking

January 25, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ - Press Release -- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is simplifying and streamlining its bus routes. Beginning February 1, travelers will no longer have to remember whether they parked in the Gecko, Roadrunner or Jackrabbit parking lots. The Airport is re-naming the routes to provide customers an easier travel experience.

On the east side of the Airport, travelers will either take the bus for East Economy Uncovered Parking or the East Economy Garages. This change means that one bus route will be dedicated to the entire uncovered parking area and one will be dedicated to the garages.

This transition will create an express route between the East Economy garages and the terminals. In the past, buses serving the economy garages also picked up at various locations throughout the parking lot. The East Economy garages are the most convenient and offer the quickest access to Terminal 4, Sky Harbor’s busiest terminal. In addition, it is often easier to find a space in the Economy garages than in the uncovered Economy parking. The cost is only $2 more per day than the uncovered parking.

The bus route for West Economy parking will simply change its name from the Jackrabbit route to West Economy.

"These changes in the bus routes will result in enhanced customer service for travelers," said Sky Harbor’s Assistant Aviation Director Carl Newman.  Read this Press Release on the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Web Site.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Atlanta Airport Plans New Long Term Parking Lot

February 10, 2010 - John Kennedy - Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport -- The Atlanta Airport plans to add a 2,500-space long-term parking lot to serve the new east-side terminal slated to open next year.

The new lot on airport property near the intersection of Aviation Boulevard and Loop Road will have five levels and could expand to 4,000 spaces in the future.

Passengers using the lot will reach the airport by shuttle.

Construction is expected to begin in March. A separate 1,100-space short-term parking lot is already under construction next to the international terminal. Read More.


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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Atlanta Airport Plans New Long Term Parking Lot

February 2, 2011 - Kelly Yamanouchi - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will get some new long-term parking to go along with its new international terminal.  The airport plans to add a 2,500-space long-term parking lot to serve the new east-side terminal slated to open next year.  The new lot on airport property near the intersection of Aviation Boulevard and Loop Road will have five levels and could expand to 4,000 spaces in the future.  Passengers using the lot will reach the airport by shuttle.

Construction is expected to begin in March. A separate 1,100-space short-term parking lot is already under construction next to the international terminal. Read More.


Go to the Atlanta Airport Parking page on Search Airport Parking for more info on the Atlanta Airport and discounts on parking.  Go to the Atlanta Airport Hotels page on Search Park Sleep Fly for deals on Airport Hotels that offer rooms with free Atlanta Airport Parking.