Updated on April 13 with pricing information
In a statement sent to media today, HIA said a payment structure would be rolled out “by the end of April,” but did not specify the exact date or how much parking would cost.
However, on its website on Monday, the prices were listed as follows:
- Each hour or any part thereof will be QR2 each;
- The cost is QR45 for every completed 24 hours; and
- A lost ticket will cost QR35 in addition to the actual tariff for the duration of parking.
Currently, passengers can use the airport’s long-term parking for free. But payment kiosks popped up there months ago, sparking questions about when the paid-for service would take effect.
According to HIA, any vehicles parked in the lot before the paid-for service begins will not be subject to any fees. But airport management said cars parked there for more than 60 days could face legal action.
In the statement, airport officials also said that it would be adding new services to the car park, but did not specify what.
The long-term parking area currently contains space for 2,540 vehicles, and a shuttle service there runs every 15 to 20 minutes.
Some residents have complained of inadequate space on the bus for luggage and passengers, especially at peak travel times.
The parking area also lacks restrooms, vending machines and other amenities.
Are you a frequent user of the long-term parking lot? Thoughts?