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UK Airport Parking: Pre-booking Saves 60%

Passengers flying from airports in Northern Ireland could save up to 60% by pre-booking parking at long stay airport car parks instead of turning up on the day and paying at the gate, the UK Consumer Council has found.

The Consumer Council, an independent consumer organisation focused on Northern Ireland consumers, recently conducted a research where they compared the on-site long stay parking tariffs of the three NI airports (City of Derry Airport, Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport) and found that “pre-booking car parking came out on top as the best value for money”.

Commenting on the results of the research, Jenny Robinson from the Consumer Council said: “The savings for booking car parking in advance can be significant. What is obvious is that consumers aren’t getting the best price possible when they pay at the gate”.

The research shows that for a 10-day stay a whopping £33 can be saved at George Best Belfast City Airport, £36 at Belfast International Airport and £39 at City of Derry Airport by booking car parking in advance.

Currently, Airport Parking Shop allows holidaymakers to compare prices at one NI airport, Belfast International. According to our recent research, the lowest available parking option at this airport hasn’t changed compared to Summer 2013, and was £45 for a 2-week stay in August 2014.

Airport Parking Shop compares parking prices available from 383 car parks across 30 UK airports and ferry ports, such as Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester and Stansted. Over 1.5 million airport parking bookings have been completed through the Airport Parking Shop website since its launch in 2003, with many more people using the site to research the cost of airport transfers, whether by car or other means of transport.

For more information on Airport Parking visit: http://www.airport-parking-shop.co.uk