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JAX Airport Temporarily Lowers Parking Rates, Closes Economy Lots

Jacksonville International Airport is pictured on April 7, 2020.
Bob Self
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville International Airport is pictured on April 7, 2020.

Jacksonville International Airport, which has seen air travel plunge, is temporarily slashing its parking rates and reducing available parking.

Parking in the hourly and daily garage will now capped at $10 a day, with parking in the daily surface lot reduced to a maximum of $7 a day. Previously, the airport charged up to $22, $18 and $11 daily for the three parking options. The new temporary parking rates are the lowest since 2002, according to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA).

The airport’s three economy lots are all closed. JAA said closing the lots will help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 on shuttle buses, which it noted are frequently cleaned.

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Returning customers who already have a vehicle in one of the economy lots will be picked up on an on-call basis.  Signs will be posted providing contact information for the shuttle service.

“I am especially proud of our team for mobilizing quickly to consolidate our parking resources, making parking options closer to the terminal more affordable. We remain in close contact with local, state, and federal officials and our industry colleagues to look for additional ways to serve our customers and protect public health,” said JAA CEO Mark Van Loh in an email to WJCT News.

The temporary rates start at $2 per half-hour for both the garages and surface parking lot. 

List of Jax Airport parking rates
Credit Jacksonville Aviation Authority
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Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.