Ft. Lauderdale airport to get more parking spaces; cut discount lot

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will add 3,100 parking spaces to its garages this spring, but plans to eliminate its  discounted economy parking lot.

Airport officials said 3,100 parking spaces will be available for public parking on the top three floors of the facility’s Cypress Garage beginning on May  15.

“The additional parking is needed to address current congestion as well as to support Terminal 1’s new Concourse A, which is scheduled to open in June of this year,” the airport said.

Daily garage parking is $15. If you pay by the hour, the cost is $3 with the first 20 minutes free.

In its announcement, the airport said it plans to close its economy lot to the public on April 19 so that it can be used by airport employees. The daily fee for parking in the lot is $7.50.

“Unfortunately, there is insufficient space in our garages to now accommodate both our employees and our customers,” the airport said. “While we regret having to suspend the Economy Lot parking product at $7.50, these changes are necessary to address the continued growth of passengers and employees at FLL.”