TAMPA – Parking rates for Tampa International Airport’s short- and long-term parking garages would double to $2 for each 20 minutes in a proposal to be considered Thursday by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. That means parking for each hour would increase to $6 from $3, although the maximum daily rate at the long-term garage would increase by $1 to $16.
The short-term garage daily maximum would remain at $20. The hike, which would generate an additional $1 million in revenue for the airport, supports continued investments in parking improvements and helps maintain competitively low fees the airport charges airlines, according to airport spokeswoman Janet Zink. “Our parking rate … has not changed since 2007, but we have invested more than $85 million in our parking and ground transportation facilities since that time,” Zink said in an email.