Car parking, meeting fees to increase at state airports in Anchorage and Fairbanks starting Jan. 1

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Parking a car at the largest state airports in Anchorage and Fairbanks will cost more next year.

Parking and other fees are improving Jan. 1 to bring in more income, the Anchorage Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/1bDGQX1 ).

“The cost of operating the airport continues to go up, as fuel prices and de-icing chemicals and labour prices go up, ” said John Parrott, general manager at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

The majority of hourly parking rates at the garage area and two main lots within Anchorage will increase from 50 pennies to $1, according to a discover from the airport.

The weekly maximum in the domestic terminal parking garage will increase from $90 to $96.

Car parking in the international terminal lot will certainly rise from $74 to a maximum of $78 a week.

Free of charge parking for the first 30 minutes in an airport lot will not change. Various other hourly fees will stay the same. Car parking for one to two hours in the household parking garage will remain unchanged from $6.

The rate increases in Anchorage and Fairbanks are projected to bring in $750, 000 to $1 million.

Costs for taxis and limousines increases from $50 to $75 yearly. In Anchorage, a tour coach fee will increase from $100 yearly to $150.

“While I don’t discount that those exactly who perform those functions and work these vehicles are going to see that the rates have gone up, and that’s cash out of someone’s pocket, we do believe that these are fair and equitable increases, ” Parrott said.

The airport for years has received requests for special events like conferences and will introduce a rate plan.

“We wanted to set up some fees that would allow all of us to accommodate that demand, ” Parrott said. The rates will be computed after a review of other airports along with other Anchorage venues.

The two-day conference for airport tenants is proposed to cost $500. Others would pay $1, 000.

Events lasting 3 to seven days are proposed in order to cost $750 for tenants and $1, 500 for others.

Nonprofits organizations requesting space to get events that provide mission-related services yet do not raise money will be provided space for free. Non-profit organizations keeping fundraisers will be charged.

The Alaska International Airport System is taking public comments on proposed modifications until Dec. 31.

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Information through: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.adn.com


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Parking a car at the largest state airports in Anchorage and Fairbanks will cost more next year.

Parking and other fees are improving Jan. 1 to bring in more income, the Anchorage Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/1bDGQX1 ).

“The cost of operating the airport continues to go up, as fuel prices and de-icing chemicals and labour prices go up, ” said John Parrott, general manager at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

The majority of hourly parking rates at the garage area and two main lots within Anchorage will increase from 50 pennies to $1, according to a discover from the airport.

The weekly maximum in the domestic terminal parking garage will increase from $90 to $96.

Car parking in the international terminal lot will certainly rise from $74 to a maximum of $78 a week.

Free of charge parking for the first 30 minutes in an airport lot will not change. Various other hourly fees will stay the same. Car parking for one to two hours in the household parking garage will remain unchanged from $6.

The rate increases in Anchorage and Fairbanks are projected to bring in $750, 000 to $1 million.

Costs for taxis and limousines increases from $50 to $75 yearly. In Anchorage, a tour coach fee will increase from $100 yearly to $150.

“While I don’t discount that those exactly who perform those functions and work these vehicles are going to see that the rates have gone up, and that’s cash out of someone’s pocket, we do believe that these are fair and equitable increases, ” Parrott said.

The airport for years has received requests for special events like conferences and will introduce a rate plan.

“We wanted to set up some fees that would allow all of us to accommodate that demand, ” Parrott said. The rates will be computed after a review of other airports along with other Anchorage venues.

The two-day conference for airport tenants is proposed to cost $500. Others would pay $1, 000.

Events lasting 3 to seven days are proposed in order to cost $750 for tenants and $1, 500 for others.

Nonprofits organizations requesting space to get events that provide mission-related services yet do not raise money will be provided space for free. Non-profit organizations keeping fundraisers will be charged.

The Alaska International Airport System is taking public comments on proposed modifications until Dec. 31.

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Information through: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.adn.com

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