Airport Parking For Small Regional Airports

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Airport Parking In Small Regional Airports Small regional airports struggle with leakage to larger airports that provide primary service to metropolitan areas. Small catchment areas and few services to communities with smaller population densities create a constant struggle for small regional airports to attract and retain commercial air services (Wittman, 2014). Small regional airports must focus on increasing revenue potential in order to fund operating improvements and must keep a high level of customer satisfaction to retain old customers and obtain new customers. The Airport Cooperative Research Program (2009) found that parking revenue is on typically 25% all airport revenue and is approximately 40% or more of non-aviation revenue. This makes airport parking the highest revenue source of U.S. Airports, and is often used to provide funding to support other operations. Airport parking is also in many cases the first and last point of interaction users will have with the airport. The particular significance of this study is that it addresses parking supply needs for small regional airports in terms of parking facility growth management and revenue retention needs. Most studies look at primary hub airport parking supply needs, and do little to address the public parking needs of small regional airports. Studies that look at small regional airports tend to focus on the aviation revenue and space occupancy with little to no mention of aspect of non-aviation operations such
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