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GSP commissioners approve airport parking increases

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Parking costs at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will increase Oct. 1 in all but one lot.
 
 

Parking costs at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will increase Oct. 1 in all but one lot.

 

 

Parking at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will increase in all but the daily lot beginning Oct. 1.

GSP commissioners approved the virtually across the board increases Monday.

GSP’s daily maximum rate with increases effective Oct. 1

Economy lot, $5 to $6

Daily lot, $9 (remaining the same)

Sky lot, $7 to $9

Garages, $14 to $15

Valet parking, $16 to 17

GSP begins a shuttle service from the overflow and economy lots in September, to coincide with Frontier's non-stop service, that is projected to cost $600,000 to operate 20 hours a day. The economy lot rate increase reportedly will generate $500,000, according to Chief Operations Officer Kevin Howell who presented the airport’s request.

Howell asked for an increase for every parking facility except the daily lot. “It is respectfully requested that the Airport Commission resolve to (1) approve the following parking lot daily rate adjustments: a two-dollar ($2.00) increase per day for the Economy Lots; a two-dollar ($2.00) increase per day for the Sky Lots; a one-dollar ($1) increase per day for garage parking and a one-dollar ($1) increase per day for garage parking and a one-dollar ($1) increase per day for Valet Parking; authorize the CEO (Dave Edwards) and/or CFO (Basil Dosunmu) make the necessary budget amendment(s); and (3) authorize the President/CEO to execute all necessary documents.”

All the increases are to generate more than $1 million in additional revenue, according to Howell.

“I think we should increase service first and then increase rates,” Hank Ramella, a commissioner, said.

“I am not sure why we have to make this judgment in July,” commissioner Bill Barnet said. “We should leave parking until November and see what’s going on.”

Howell said, “I don’t think anybody makes airfare decision based on parking rates.”

 

 

 

 

 

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