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State Airports Increase Parking Fees

October 30, 2015, 5:46 PM HST
* Updated October 30, 5:48 PM
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Six state airports will see an increase in public parking rates beginning Dec. 1, including the Hilo International Airport and Kona International Airport at Keahole.

According to the Hawai’i Department of Transportation Airports Division, there has been no increase in fees during the past four years.

On the Big Island, state airports will increase their rates by $3, with the maximum rate for 24 hours of parking to increase from $12 to $15. The fourth hour rate of parking is also going to increase by $2 in both in Hilo and Kona to $13. After the fifth hour, the daily rate is applied.

Parking for less than four hours will not change, including the free grace period of 15 minutes to exit without pay.

Additionally, free airport cell phone lots will remain in effect for those who are picking up passengers.

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Honolulu International Airport, Kahului Airport, Kapalua Airport, and Lihue Airport are also included in the fee increases.

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DOT officials say the revenue from the fee increases will be used to support the increased operational costs for Hawai’i’s airport system.

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