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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:

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Customer Service Fuels Off-Airport Parking at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

March 28, 2011 - AZCentral.com - by Georgann Yara -- In 2007, Sky Harbor Airport Parking General Manager Jason Pasley made a business decision that caused him to lose dollars but ultimately allowed the site to remain the only off-airport parking facility standing with owners from metro Phoenix.

The 2,104-space lot his father Al opened in 2002 had been consistently about 90 percent occupied through 2006. When the economy started to take a dive and income and investments dwindled, Pasley noticed a decrease in travel that resulted in a decline in his customer base.

While other lots around him lessened their shuttle runs to and from the airport, Pasley took the opposite approach and increased his frequency, regardless of the number of passengers in his vans or the rising cost of fuel. Read More

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How would Dulles's rail compare to European airports?

Mar 21, 2011 - Greater Greater Washington - by David Alpert - The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board is still trying to decide whether to spend more money to build an underground Silver Line station close to the Dulles terminal, or to instead choose an elevated station near the parking garage. How will this ultimately compare to other major airport rail connections?

The elevated station would be 600 feet farther from the terminal. Passengers would have to descend to the underground tunnel, where a moving walkway connects the parking garage to the main terminal.

Local officials in Northern Virginia have been pushing the elevated option to save $240-320 million, but Metro Board members worry that the cheaper option would bring in lower revenue in perpetuity. Read More.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

PDX Offers Spring Break Break Including Discount Parking

PORTLAND, ORE. (March 15, 2011) – Portland International Airport is giving Spring Break travelers an additional break this year with parking discounts in the long-term parking garage.

With the Spring Break Break, parking is $14 per day for those entering the garage between March 17 and April 3—a $2 discount per day. The change will introduce many travelers to the garage that opened last year, and help fully utilize parking spaces in the garage that are more available during Spring Break when there is less business travel. The garage is conveniently connected to the terminal building via tunnels and moving sidewalks.

Motorists are also encouraged to use the short-term parking garage ($3 per hour) to avoid congestion on the terminal roadways when picking up guests. Parking along Northeast Airport Way is prohibited, except for emergencies, and parking curbside at the airport terminal is only allowed for immediate loading and unloading. Motorists can also park in the free cell phone waiting area, wait for a call announcing an arrival, and then quickly pull up to the terminal to pick up travelers. Signs on Airport Way and 82nd Avenue approaching the airport will guide motorists to the lot located on Air Cargo Road, just west of 82nd Avenue.

Expect Busy Airport Conditions

PDX expects about 4 percent more travelers this Spring Break than last year, and travelers should expect busy conditions. During the busiest forecasted Spring Break travel days, March 18, 21, 24 and 25; PDX will serve approximately 40,000 travelers each day, up from the normal daily average of 35,000 for this time of year.

Plan Ahead for Smooth Travel

As always, travelers can make their trips smoother by reviewing general travel tips and flight schedule information before leaving home. Tips and information are available at www.pdx.com and 877-PDX-INFO. The Transportation Security Administration also offers security-related travel tips and a complete list of items prohibited on flights at www.tsa.gov.

Enjoy PDX Spring Fling and Travel Oregon’s Prize Drawing

Once inside the airport, travelers can enjoy expanded performances by dozens of talented musicians and vocalists, providing Spring Fling entertainment through April 24. Many stores and restaurants are participating with promotions on food and merchandise. In a related drawing, Travel Oregon is giving away an “Adventurecation” prize package for two, including a Timberline Lodge getaway and more. Watch for contest rules and entry forms in the airport and at www.pdx.com.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Car Charging Group, Inc. and King Airport Parking Install Car Charging Station Near Jacksonville International Airport

Car Charging Group, Inc. and King Airport Parking Install Jacksonville, Fla.'s First Electric Vehicle Car Charging Station Near Jacksonville International Airport

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 9, 2011 (PRESS RELEASE) -- Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB:CCGID) and King Airport Parking, LLC have completed the installation of the first electric vehicle charging station in the Jacksonville, Fla. region, at King Airport Parking's Jacksonville International Airport location at 1771 Airport Road. Travelers wishing to charge their electric vehicles now have access to Level II, 240 volt ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies.

"The ultimate success of electric vehicles will rely upon making the charging process easy and convenient for consumers," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of Car Charging Group. "The King Airport Installation is part of Car Charging Group's aggressive national rollout of charging stations designed to serve drivers of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, among the many others models slated to hit the roads soon."

Car Charging provides EV charging stations at no charge to property owners/managers while retaining ownership, thus allowing drivers access to convenient locations and landowner partners to realize a percentage of the charging revenue generated. The 7.2 kW output delivers Level II (208/240 V @ 30 A) charging via the standard SAE J1772™ connector and fixed 18-foot cable. The 2 kW output delivers Level I (120 V @ 16 A) charging via a standard NEMA 5-20 receptacle protected behind a locking door. Both outputs can deliver energy simultaneously.

"This charging station is part of the developing smart grid, which uses the latest in communications and technology to offer travelers using Jacksonville Airport an integrated and remotely operable option to ensure their cars are charged upon their return," said Alex Sivar of King Airport Parking. "Our networked parking space is certain to become a popular spot for travelers utilizing Jacksonville International Airport because they will have the ability to start and stop a charging session directly from an iPhone or Blackberry smart phone or iPod Touch to ensure their vehicle is ready to go when they are."

To check the real-time availability of the charger at King Airport Parking, consumers can visit: http://www.mychargepoint.net/find-stations.php or download the ChargePoint® app on your iPhone or iPod Touch at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chargepoint/id356866743?mt=8#

About Car Charging Group, Inc.

Car Charging Group, Inc. is a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services with the mission to own and build-out a nationwide network of EV charging stations that enables EV and PHEV owners to charge their EVs anytime, anywhere. As part of its strategy, the Company owns, provides, installs and maintains electric vehicle charging units and works with its landowner partners to identify appropriate locations for its charging stations. The Company provides convenient, safe and affordable charging stations away from home in customer-friendly public locations, including municipalities, shopping malls, parking garages, multi family residential and commercial properties.

An estimated 40 million plug-in electric vehicles, such as the Nissan LEAF, GM Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Tesla Model S, Ford Focus EV as well as many others, are expected to be on the road by 2030. Car Charging Group recognizes the need to establish a comprehensive network of charging stations that delivers easy, convenient access to drivers wherever they live, work and play. By investing at the forefront of the electric car revolution, Car Charging Group seeks to become the leading provider of electric car charging services. The Company launched its operations nationally in September of 2009 and is expanding its operations internationally.

Car Charging Group, Inc. is based in Miami, Florida. The Company's website can be viewed at www.CarCharging.com.

About King Airport Parking, LLC

At King Airport Parking we focus on providing our customers with the lowest rates on all our airport parking rates. We at King Airport Parking understand that traveling can strain the pocketbook, and have priced our parking rates to keep you within your budget.

Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement:

This press release contains statements, which may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and of 1995. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Car Charging Group, Inc., and members of its management as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed.

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