TRAVELERS driving their cars into New Jersey and New York airports will face a new parking fee this summer.
That means drivers could pay up to $20 more per day.
The surcharge was introduced to coincide with the summer holiday season and millions are expected to fly through state airports.
Day garage parking at Newark International Airport in New Jersey costs $60 per day, according to NJ Advance Media.
The daily rate for parking in the Central Terminal garage has increased by five dollars to $70.
According to NBC affiliate WNBC, give way fees in the red, yellow and blue parking lots at New York’s JFK airport have increased by $10.
In-way parking fees at the three LaGuardia terminals have increased by up to $20.
Under the new drive-up rates, motorists flying out of Terminal C will be charged $89.
A Port Authority study found that around 38 percent of vacationers drive to the airport, according to ABC New York subsidiary WABC.
Port Authority officials are urging travelers to use public transportation or taxis to get to the airport.
They encourage travelers to pre-book parking before heading to the airport.
This comes after more than five million passengers were expected to pass through Port Authority airports over the weekend of July 4th.
Alec Slatky of the American Automobile Association told WABC in June that there will be higher demand for airport parking.
He said, “We’re having a really good year of travel.”
Slatky advised travelers to look for deals on cheaper flights and car rentals.
A similar surcharge was introduced last summer before prices were reduced in September.
As of July 2022, more than 12 million passengers flew through Port Authority airports last year.
It’s not just at Port Authority region airports that parking fees have risen, according to the Des Moines Register, parking in the Des Moines, Iowa airport’s main garage will cost $48 a day for drivers.
According to the airport, the new parking tariff will come into effect on July 24.