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Front Page - Friday, December 21, 2018

Chattanooga Airport to build economy lot with shuttle service


Parking rates to rise for first time in six years



The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority has approved the construction of a 520-space economy parking lot with shuttle service to the terminal. For the first time in more than six years, the board also passed a parking rate adjustment to “more closely align with comparable airports in neighboring cities,” says airport President and CEO Terry Hart.

“The Chattanooga Airport is exceeding its expected growth month after month due to our expanded routes and record enplanements,” Hart says. “Creating an economy lot and adjusting parking rates helps ensure our long term financial stability while still offering parking at a price well below other airports in our region.”

Hart says the airport’s future plans include building a parking deck.

He adds that the Chattanooga Airport’s short- and long-term parking rates are among the lowest in the region. The new rates set the short-term daily rate at $20, the long-term daily rate at $12, and the economy daily rate at $9.

Hart says the new long-term rates are on par with neighboring cities, while the new short-term rates are still among the lowest in the region.

Construction of the new economy parking lot will begin in January. It’s expected to open by the end of March. Two free shuttles will provide connection to the terminal daily, with pickup every seven to 10 minutes. Passengers can park in the economy lot for $9 per day.

While the new economy lot and parking garage plans are under development, the Chattanooga Airport encourages passengers to consider alternate transportation like ridesharing, taxi, carpooling, and bus or hotel shuttle service.

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Source: Chattanooga Airport