June 2, 2023 4:13 pm

Philadelphia International Airport plans to double the quantity of parking spaces in its economy lot in preparation for a busy couple of months for travelers.

The airport will raise spaces at the economy lot from 1,840 to three,600 spots. That is in addition to practically 12,000 other parking spaces in surrounding garages and brief-term lots.

The economy lot along the 4400 block of Island Avenue is the least expensive alternative for travelers, with a $15 flat price for up to 24 hours. The lot is very first come, very first served and contains a absolutely free, 24/7 shuttle service to the airport terminals.

Other possibilities consist of the garages outdoors the airport along Garage Avenue. These variety in between $five for up to 30 minutes and $28 for up to 4 hours or longer. The brief-term, ground level parking in the identical region has related costs, but increases to $48 for up to 24 hours.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy lot had much more than 7,000 parking spaces. The lot was closed amid declining air travel in the course of the pandemic and for the planned expansion of the airport’s cargo capacity. Final year, the airport started to reopen the economy lot steadily, abandoning earlier plans for a permanent closure. 

The cell telephone waiting lot can be accessed from I-95 and Route 291 by following signage. That lot is absolutely free with a 30-minute time limit.

There are also a quantity of private lots about the airport that have varying fees.

The airport’s economy lot expansion comes ahead of a travel season believed to be the most active considering that ahead of the pandemic, the Philadelphia Business enterprise Journal reported. Airport officials estimate much more than 4 million persons will board departing flights in between June and August, which would be a 12% raise from final year.