$8 a Day Economy Parking Lot Launched at Memphis International Airport

May 5, 2009

Economy West Lot Offers “On-Airport” Parking at “Off-Airport” Rates

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Memphis International Airport has officially converted its West Lot long term parking into an economy lot featuring $8 a day rates.

The West Lot is conveniently located to the right of the airport roadway just before a motorist drives up to the terminal for drop-off or pick-up. The lot had been used as a long-term full-price parking lot. The $8 rate makes the on-airport parking choice comparable to the independent operators located off of airport property. The Economy West lot will feature airport security, a well lit environment, and shuttle service to and from the terminal at intervals of every six to 10 minutes. The lot is credit card only – accepting Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.

“In today’s fast paced environment, air travelers need services to be as convenient as possible,” said Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. “With the conversion of our West Lot into an $8.00 lot, travelers can now experience the convenience and safety of on-airport parking, at a price point that they have only seen on distant off-airport shuttle lots in the past.”

The new Economy Lot is the latest convenience established by the airport to make parking and passenger pick-up/drop-off easy. Last year, the airport launched the Cell Phone lot, giving those picking up passengers a safe and convenient place to wait without parking or endlessly circling the airport.

In addition to launching the new Economy lot, the airport is also beginning a new rate structure for the short-term and long-term lots. Under the new pricing, maximum daily rates for the lots will not change -- $11.00 long term and $21.00 short term.

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