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Savings to be made on airport car parks

By Staff Reporter

Holidaymakers in Northern Ireland could save up to 60% by pre-booking at long stay airport car parks instead of paying at the gate, the Consumer Council has said.

A saving of up to £52 is currently possible for a pre-booked stay of 14 days, meaning that passengers can have more money to spend at the other end of their flight or to pay for that extra suitcase.

With the cost of airport car-parking a concern for passengers jetting off on holiday or for work, the Consumer Council has compared the on-site long stay parking tariffs of the three local airports and found that pre-booking car parking came out on top as the best value for money.

For a 10-day stay it found that £33 can be saved at George Best Belfast City Airport, £36 can be saved at Belfast International Airport and there is a £39 saving at City of Derry Airport (CoDA) by pre-booking car parking.

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."

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