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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeing a barely decrease proportion of automobiles in its parking garages in comparison with passengers in its terminals than it had throughout pre-pandemic occasions.

The present vehicle-per-enplanement ratio is operating 23 % at Washington Dulles Worldwide Airport, down from 26 % pre-pandemic. At Ronald Reagan Washington Nationwide Airport, it’s operating at 8 %, down from 9 % pre-pandemic.

The explanations for the decline are a number of, mentioned Chryssa Westerlund, the airports authority’s government vice chairman and chief income officer. A rise in different choices – together with ride-share automobiles – is lessening the necessity for some to park on the airports, whereas the bigger proportion of leisure vacationers vs. enterprise vacationers usually means a couple of particular person is utilizing and parking a single automobile throughout their time away.

Reagan Nationwide is seeing sturdy parking income, Westerlund informed airports authority board members in the course of the group’s month-to-month assembly Sept. 21, with a blockbuster Labor Day weekend. She inspired these planning to park throughout peak occasions to make use of the authority’s reservations system to make sure there’s a parking area obtainable after they want it.

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