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Car parking management at airports: A special case?

Aldridge, K; Carreno, M; Ison, S; Rye, T; Straker, I


K Aldridge

M Carreno

S Ison

T Rye

I Straker


The number of employees who daily commute to an airport represents, on average, one quarter to one half of the daily number of passengers. At UK airports it is rare for employees to pay for their car parking, with most employers absorbing the charges imposed by the airport authority. This paper details the main issues with offering free parking to employees drawing comparisons between a selection of case studies where parking management measures for employees have been introduced, and the airport sector. The paper then reports on a survey and a series of focus groups that were conducted with employees at a large UK airport in order to gauge their attitudes and likely behavioural responses to potential parking management strategies. Key findings are presented to show how airports may be able to learn from the experiences of others in the successful introduction of parking management strategies, but that there are also key barriers that are specific to airports that would need to be overcome.


Aldridge, K., Carreno, M., Ison, S., Rye, T., & Straker, I. (2006). Car parking management at airports: A special case?. Transport Policy, 13(6), 511-521.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2006
Publication Date 2006-11
Deposit Date Aug 1, 2016
Journal Transport Policy
Print ISSN 0967-070X
Electronic ISSN 0967-070X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 6
Pages 511-521
Keywords Parking, Management, Airports, Charges,
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