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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bob Hope Airport Ridesharing

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Bob Hope Airport Ridesharing
Image for Bob Hope Airport Ridesharing courtesy Bob Hope Airport Facebook Page

Bob Hope Airport Ridesharing

I have mentioned Uber, Lyft, and ride sharing in general in two recent post - Uber Airport Transportation and Airport Welcomes Ridesharing. Ride Sharing is not the main subject of today's lead story on August numbers from the Bob Hope Airport, but if you read down a little you get a glimpse into how Bob Hope Airport ridesharing is viewed by the insiders. Here are a couple quotes from the article:
  • The airport’s parking revenues in August decreased 1.3%.
  • “We suspect we’re seeing the effect of [transportation network companies],”“ Hardyment said, referring to transportation services such as Lyft or Uber.
  • Dan Feger, the airport’s executive director, elaborated on that point, noting that the majority of the revenue decrease is in valet parking, which is mostly business travelers. Those travelers may now be choosing to travel by rideshare rather than drive.
  • Feger said the airport staff will continue to monitor how companies like Lyft and Uber “erode” parking revenues.
So far, Bob Hope is not one of the airports that are blocking Uber and Lyft, but the bullets point to how Bob Hope Airport ridesharing on the radar of insiders and they see it as a disruptive innovation. One solution pointed out in the article is to move ride sharing pickups to short term parking. Oh, by the way, you have to walk past the valet parking to get to short term parking.
Give us your feedback on Bob Hope Airport ridesharing and ridesharing as airport transportation in general in the comment section a the bottom of the page.

Bob Hope Airport Reports 'Strong Month'

Though dipping slightly from 2014, traveler numbers in August exceed 340,000.
While the number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport in August was relatively flat — down 0.2% compared to the same month last year — its tally is in the top three months at the airport since January 2013, according to airfield officials.
There were 342,095 passengers in August, compared to 342,390 in August 2014, missing airport projections for the month by 8,170 passengers. Read More>>

IDeaS Introduces Car Park Product and Price Optimization Services, Partners With Mackay Airport

IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of pricing and revenue management software, services and consulting, today announced that Mackay Airport is partnering with IDeaS Car Park Product and Price Optimization Services (PPOS) to stimulate demand, improve capacity utilisation and increase efficiencies.
Serving the second largest state in Australia, Mackay Airport sees nearly one million passengers annually and offers more than 600 car spaces for travelers in both short- and long-term parking. Mackay Airport is part of North Queensland Airports, a consortium that also owns Cairns Airport.
“Our goal in working with IDeaS is to get a better understanding of demand and pricing. That way, we can more strategically refine the parking options we offer to travelers and optimise our car parking business throughout the year,” said Fiona Ward, general manager commercial for North Queensland Airports. “We have quite a bit of data to work with, and the analysis and consulting from IDeaS provides us new insight for fine-tuning our business operations.”
IDeaS Car Park Product and Price Optimization Services (PPOS) are part of the comprehensive revenue management solution IDeaS offers worldwide for airport car parks. Suitable for any airport with reserved parking, IDeaS Car Park PPOS starts with historical data from across the business and analyses it with advanced tools from SAS®, the leader in business analytics and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Read More>>

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