Previous maximum daily rates were $16 per day for daily covered parking, $12 a day for economy, $12 a day for park-ride reserve and $9 a day for park-ride lots A and C.
The rate increases will “help us maintain operational efficiency as we address staffing and maintenance needs,” Gobeil said.
Hartsfield-Jackson brought in $132.1 million in revenue from parking in fiscal year 2016. The city of Atlanta owns and runs the airport, but the revenue it generates can only be used for airport operations and improvements.
Parking rates last rose in 2010. That hike helped boost annual parking revenue from $95.6 million to nearly $114.4 million, and the figure has increased since then.
Airport parking garages sometimes fill up during busy periods, requiring motorists to find alternatives.
Hartsfield-Jackson plans to expand parking as part of a new master plan of improvements. Plans include demolition and reconstruction of domestic parking garages, as well as new parking facilities. On-site garages and lots compete with private off-airport lots, which many travelers use as a regular option or when the airport-run lots fill up.
The airport plans to soon start work on a new parking deck to be built near the Georgia International Convention Center, which will be connected to the terminal by the SkyTrain light rail line.
New Atlanta airport parking rates
Hourly (short term) parking:
$3/hour for the first 2 hours, up from $2
$4/hour for 3rd-6th hours, up from $3
$36/day after 6 hours, up from $32
$36 each additional day
Daily parking (covered deck)
$19/day maximum, up from $16
$14/day maximum, up from $12
Park-Ride Lots A and C
$10/day maximum, up from $9
$14 maximum per 24-hour period, up from $12
<em>Source: Hartsfield-Jackson website</em>