On-Line Airport Parking Reservation Systems

Public parking is typically the largest source of non-aeronautical revenue at commercial airports of all sizes, generating more than $100 million annually at several U.S. airports, and often generating more than twice the revenues of in- terminal retail and restaurant concessions. In 2019 (i.e., prior to the downturn in air travel due to COVID-19), about 40% of the non-aeronautical revenues at primary U.S. airports came from parking. As a result, airport managers seek to manage and enhance parking revenues. One strategy to manage and enhance parking revenues is to use parking reservation systems such as those in place at many European and a few U.S. airports. These systems allow customers, using the internet, to reserve and pay for parking prior to their arrival at the airport. Such reservation systems are referred to as pre-reservation or on-line booking systems (OBS).   The objective of this synthesis is to describe the deployment of parking reservation systems and/or on-line booking systems, and describe the operational and financial results. Information to be described in a concise report includes (but is not limited to): (1) Additional revenue earned as a result of on-line booking; (2) Capital costs and estimated operating expenses; (3) Changes in market share or number of parkers resulting in the new system and other outcomes ; (4) Reasons airports considered on-line parking reservation systems  


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    11-03/Topic S03-19

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of NextGen
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Start Date: 20221207
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01866850
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: 11-03/Topic S03-19
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2022 6:14PM