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Tampa airport parking rates going up starting next week

The $2-per-day hike comes as the airport rolls out a new online payment portal for parking.
Tampa International Airport will raise parking rates by $2 per day as it rolls out a new online parking booking portal on April 6. If you use the online portal, the price will remain the same.
Tampa International Airport will raise parking rates by $2 per day as it rolls out a new online parking booking portal on April 6. If you use the online portal, the price will remain the same. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Apr. 1
Updated Apr. 1

Parking at Tampa International Airport is about to get a bit more expensive.

The airport on April 6 will increase its daily parking rates by $2 per day, a hike approved before the coronavirus pandemic but delayed until the airport could roll out a new online parking portal.

Maximum rates will increase from $22 to $24 per 24-hour period for short-term parking, $18 to $20 per day for long-term parking and $10 to $12 for economy parking.

The price increases won’t apply to parking purchased via the airport’s new online portal, which rolled out in a soft launch two weeks ago. Available via the airport’s website, tampaairport.com, the booking system sends users an email with a code to scan once they enter the garage. Parking purchased online will keep the same rates paid now, with no increase, said airport spokesman Danny Valentine.

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Even with no promotion, the portal has already yielded more than 835 bookings, said Laurie Noyes, vice president of concessions.

“This new online system will help modernize our parking products, bringing another touchless and convenient service to our passengers,” she said.