HIA to revise airport parking charges
04 Dec 2017 - 12:03
The Peninsula Online
Doha: Parking charges at Hamad International Airport (HIA) will be revised from January 1, 2018. HIA is changing the free grace period in the Short Term Car Park (STCP) and also introducing new options in the Long Term Car Park (LTCP) system.
The revised tariff in SRCP includes a reduction of free parking grace period on entrance to 10 minutes and the current grace period on exit-time between making the payment and the car leaving the car park to 15 minutes.
As of January 1, 2018, the current STCP system charges of 5 riyals per hour will increase to 6 riyals per hour.
The Long Term Car Park (LTCP) charge system will change to provide one option of 45 riyals per day, and several flexible options will follow.
“HIA would like to inform its customers that it will be revising its tariffs at the airport car park (s), in line with its commitment to provide an enhanced car parking product via a professional car park operator, as convenience of car parking at the airport is an integral part of the passenger experience,” the authority said on its website.
HIA is currently working on adding premium parking services with a valet service and eco-friendly car wash services due to be implemented in the next 3 to 8 months, supported with digital parking solutions.
“As HIA moves into a new phase of its development and is gearing up to host major international events, it is important to make the necessary investments for the right infrastructure. Increasing our fees is part of a natural growth process, and it is also in line with traffic management improvement around the Terminals. It is important, however, to highlight that HIA’s parking fees remain one of the lowest charges across all airports around the world,” they mentioned in a statement published on their website.