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Charlotte airport parking rates going up next week

tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

Expect to pay more for some parking spaces at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, as the airport increases rates next week.

In a memo Friday, Charlotte Douglas officials said strong demand is leading them to charge higher rates for long-term and curbside valet parking.

“Demand continues with record-setting local passenger travel,” officials wrote.

Curbside valet, the airport’s most expensive parking option, allows drivers to pick up and drop off their cars in front of the terminal. The rate will go from $28 per day to $35 per day after the increase. Long-term parking, the airport’s cheapest option, is also going up, from $5 per day to $7 per day.

The higher rates will go into effect on Friday, Sept. 9, airport officials said. Other rates, such as business valet, daily and hourly parking, will remain unchanged. The airport last increased parking rates in 2014.

Charlotte Douglas has about 28,000 parking spaces. The airport’s parking revenue increased from $40.8 million in fiscal 2014 to $47.6 million in fiscal 2015, after opening the new hourly parking decks across from the terminal.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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