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Lynden Pindling International Airport: Study Boosts Parking Revenues and Experience

Industry experts agree that airports set the standard for parking systems and revenue control technology around the world. This idea holds especially true at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau, Bahamas. Read more >>

Making a Difference in Airport Parking Maintenance

Airport operators are optimizing their parking facilities through advanced technologies and systems, and the financial investment can be significant. To maximize their full operational life, proper maintenance is essential, according to ARINC Managed Services (AMS), airport IT service provider. Read more >>

The Competition for Airport Parking Revenue

In the last 10 years, the passenger enplanement growth trend has reversed, with enplanement remaining flat. In addition, while on-airport parking revenue growth slowed during the last 10 years, there has been a material increase in the number of private off-airport parking facilities now competing for an ever larger piece of the airport parking revenue. Read more >>

10 Years and $100 Million

In January 2000, a phone call was placed to John Walsh of PreFlight Airport Parking, offering to put their four airport parking facilities (now nine and counting) on the Internet to pre-sell parking spots on AirportParkingReservations. com. Understandably, he asked the question—"Who would go to the Internet and make airport parking reservations?” Read more >>

Airport Parking: It’s Not Just About Parking Cars Anymore

When Howard Metzenbaum and Ted Bonda first approached the Cleveland airport in 1951 with an idea to create a paid parking lot, they could not have imagined the scope of expertise required to operate airport parking a half-century later. Read more >>

Paying a Fair Share

Airports and off-airport parking operators have often had an uneasy but symbiotic relationship. Airports create parking demand for off-airport operators. Off-airports sometimes feature price points and service products that complement an airport’s offerings and help provide an overall positive flying experience for the customer. Read more >>

Lessons from Ireland

Like many European countries, Ireland’s economy has been affected by the worldwide recession. This has posed challenges and opened opportunities for the airport parking industry. At Dublin Airport, annual passenger movements declined from 23 million to 18 million, and domestic air travel numbers fell by 12 percent. Read more >>

How-To Guides

Implement Hassle-free Technology to Ease Travel Headaches

Air travel is rarely a stress-free experience for anyone, therefore its important for airport parking operations to make parking a non-event—that means taking advantage of any increased convenience or customer service opportunity amongst growing trends that should help ensure that the first part of their air travel is calm. Read more >>

Case Studies

Dallas/Fort Worth International AirportEnhance the Customer Experience with Technology and Variable Parking

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) journey starts with the drive. Recognizing parking as an important aspect of the customer experience, DFW embarked on a capital improvement program to invest in the infrastructure and technology of its parking garages. The key component to the enhancement is a new system to guide customers to the nearest available parking spot. Read more >>

Modernizing Parking at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is ranked 21st in the U.S. in total passenger traffic and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers. FLL offers nonstop service to more than 100 U.S. cities, with daily flights to Canada, Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America and Europe. Read more >>

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport

(2016 NPA Innovation Award Winner: Innovative Facility of the Year) Parking is an important function of any airport, especially an origination and destination (O&D) facility like Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (FLL) in Florida. With 92 percent of FLL traffic being O&D, offering solid ground transportation and parking systems at the airport is crucial. Read more >>

Trading Up at Chicago O'Hare: A Parking Case Study

For air travelers, utilizing airport parking facilities can often be more of a headache than a convenience. At one of the world’s busiest terminals, Chicago O'Hare Airport, the challenge for parkers includes finding an available space within a particular lot or garage that offers a manageable walk to the terminal. Read more >>

A Long Flight Home: DFW Stakeholders Land Parking Solution

Replacing a dated Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) in a busy facility is an easy task to postpone. Enormous expense, disruptions to operations, customer complaints and unforeseen consequences are problems no one wants to face. Read more >>


Colonial Parking Expands Services at Philadelphia International Airport

Last year, Colonial Airport Parking (CAP), part of Colonial Parking, Inc., celebrated its 25th anniversary with a major change in operations. The company, which serves the Philadelphia International Airport, purchased 3.5 acres and added 450 valet spaces to its location. Read more >>

CanopyDenver’s Newest Airport Parking Facility

(2012 NPA Innovation Award Winner: Innovative Sustainability Project of the Year) With individuals and businesses facing new pressure to decrease their energy consumption and thereby lower their energy bills, the parking industry is feeling the pinch. Facility owners, operators and managers are dealing with rising energy costs and a financial demand to find more efficient ways to boost the profits of their operations. Read more >>

New LED: Retrofit Project will Save Logan Airport Millions

Logan International Airport, owned and operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), is New England’s primary international and domestic airport. In May 2009, Massport approved $55.7 million to rehabilitate the Terminal B parking garage that was constructed in 1974. The four-year project includes the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on the garage roof and the replacement of outdated high pressure sodium (HPS) lighting inside the garage. Read more >>

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