MAY 23, 2017
By CYD HOSKINSON
Parking fees at Jacksonville International Airport will be going up June 1.
The maximum rate for the hourly lot closest to the airport terminal will go from $18 to $20 per day.
The airport also plans to start charging $2 per half hour instead of $1.50 for each 20 minutes. The first half hour will now be free, however.
Airport spokesman Michael Stewart said the new half-hour rate provides a small break for the people he calls "meeters-and-greeters."
"So if they’re only there for an hour or two, their max with the 30 minutes free is basically $5,” he said.
Stewart said that works out to be 50 cents less than the airport currently charges for the same amount of time.
The maximum fee for the daily parking garage will go up a dollar to $15 per day, while the cost for the surface lot will go up to $9 per day.
Stewart said they made the decision to raise the maximum daily parking rates because the economy has been getting stronger.
The last time airport parking fees were increased was in 2011.