TPA debuts new online parking booking system
Tampa International Airport is debuting a new online booking tool for parking that will, for the first time, offer passengers discounted rates, contactless convenience and future perks.
Guests can book online by clicking the parking banner at TampaAirport.com. Parking visits can be booked up to one year in advance of a trip. Booking online will always be cheaper than at the gate.
“This tool will help us modernize the parking operation at Tampa International Airport, providing contactless convenience and greater ease-of-use for our passengers and guests,” said Laurie Noyes, TPA’s Vice President of Concessions and Commercial Parking. “The system is easy to find and easy to use. After booking online, passengers will simply receive a confirmation email with a QR code to scan when entering and exiting the garages.”
The online booking system takes place as the airport implements a $2 rate adjustment across all the parking facilities. The change was approved by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board of Directors in February 2020 but implementation was delayed due to the pandemic. The new rates will officially go into effect beginning April 6. Customers who book parking online will keep current rates, saving $2 dollars per day by using the new system.
By booking online, guests also have the ability to upgrade their parking and sign up for future deals and promotional parking emails.
The system saw strong usage during a soft launch earlier this month. In just two weeks, TPA recorded more than 835 transactions.
Due to COVID-19, TPA has prioritized creating additional contactless or near contactless transactions. This includes everything from shopping or dining at the airport to accessing our airside shuttles through new electronic gates.
“We believe this new contactless parking option will be much appreciated by our guests and will play a role in helping our passengers feel comfortable when they choose to fly again,” said Noyes.