Transportation
12:47 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Economy Airport Parking Getting Scarce

With apologies to Clement Moore, "'Twas three days before Christmas, and all through the lots, not a creature was stirring, 'cause there weren't any spots."

The economy parking lots at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport are getting full fast.  As of 12:30 Wednesday afternoon, four of the six lots regular economy lots were already full.

Airport spokesperson Jason Zielinski told KUT News that once those lots and an overflow parking area fill up, people driving to fly out will have to use more expensive lots near the airport's Barbara Jordan Terminal.  Economy parking is $7 per day. Lot "A" and the parking garage range from $10-$20 a day.  The other option is using one of the private, off-site parking lots.

"There's a very good chance we'll fill up," Zielinski said, noting that other high travel periods have seen the economy parking lots completely full.

To see what's still available, you can visit ABIA's real-time parking map online, or call (512) 530-3300 for up-to-date airport parking information.